Full Swing Episode Guide: What's Covered In The Netflix PGA Tour Series

What's included in each of the eight episodes of the brand new PGA Tour Netflix Series 'Full Swing'?

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The highly anticipated Full Swing docuseries is now streaming on Netflix to give golf fans, and non-golf fans, the chance to go behind the scenes of the PGA Tour and all four men's Majors.

Full Swing, of course, took place during one of the craziest years in the sport's history with the emergence and threat of LIV Golf.

The series follows the LIV Golf controversy, including some of its notable signings, as well as number of other popular PGA Tour pros and their stories both on and off the course. The eight episodes follow some of the game's biggest names including Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter.

Each episode follows certain players and tournaments, starting with Thomas and Spieth in the first, titled 'Frenemies'. The season builds to a crescendo with Rory McIlroy letting the cameras in during the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup conclusion at the Tour Championship.

Take a look at which golfers feature in Full Swing and what you can expect from each of the eight episodes, all available to watch now on Netflix...

Episode 1: Frenemies

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The debut episode of Full Swing follows the friendship, and rivalry, shared between Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. JT gets the bulk of the episode, which mainly follows him and his dad/coach during the week of his second Major victory at the 2022 PGA Championship.

Episode 2: Win or Go Home

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Win or Go Home follows Brooks Koepka at The Masters and sheds light on the American's on-course struggles and lack of confidence following injuries and a loss of form. It also follows Scottie Scheffler, who is quickly rising to the top of the game.

Episode 3: Money or Legacy

Ian Poulter looks on after hitting an iron shot

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Money or Legacy features Ian Poulter as he struggles to find form in the months between the WGC-Match Play and PGA Championship all the while wrestling over the career-defining decision to leave the PGA Tour, the Ryder Cup and his legacy and take the money to join LIV Golf.

  • Episode length: 39 minutes
  • Synopsis: Ian Poulter debates whether a lucrative LIV Golf contract is worth giving up his PGA Tour card - and facing the public scrutiny of his decision.
  • Main cast: Ian Poulter, Luke Poulter, Katie Poulter
  • Tournaments featured: The Players Championship, WGC-Match Play, PGA Championship

Episode 4: Imposter Syndrome

Joel Dahmen hits a tee shot at the US Open

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Imposter Syndrome follows the self-deprecating Joel Dahmen and his jouney from qualifying for the US Open to his week at Brookline. Joel reveals his lack of confidence in his game, why he thinks he'll never be great and also looks into the unique relationship between him and his caddie.

  • Episode length: 42 minutes
  • Synopsis: Ahead of the U.S. Open, fun-loving and self-deprecating Joel Dahmen must embrace growing responsibilities if he wants a place as a top professional golfer.
  • Main cast: Joel Dahmen, Geno Bonallie, Lona Dahmen, Max Homa
  • Tournaments featured: US Open qualifying, US Open

Episode 5: American Dreams

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American Dreams features both Matt Fitzpatrick and Dustin Johnson. DJ explains his decision to join LIV Golf while the episode concludes with Fitzpatrick's US Open triumph following his disappointment of coming up shy at the PGA Championship.

Episode 6: Don't Get Bitter, Get Better

Tony Finau and his family in the kitchen

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'Don't Get Bitter, Get Better', a famous Tiger Woods quote, looks into the contrasting careers, and lives, of Tony Finau and Collin Morikawa, who both got into the game after being inspired by Woods. It offers a close look into the family, and tragedy, of Tony Finau and follows him as he wins in back-to-back weeks on the PGA Tour.

  • Episode length: 44 minutes
  • Synopsis: Tony Finau and Collin Morikawa take different approaches to the game heading into The Masters Tournament and the Open Championship.
  • Main cast: Tony Finau, Alayna Finau, Collin Morikawa, Katherine Zhu
  • Tournaments featured: The Masters, 150th Open, 3M Open, Rocket Mortgage Classic

Episode 7: Golf is Hard

Mito Pereira looks down in disappointment

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Golf is Hard focusses on PGA Tour rookies Sahith Theegala and Mito Pereira as they each experience close calls, and heartbreaks, in their debut season in the big league. It follows Sahith Theegala's WM Phoenix Open near-miss and Mito Pereira's agonising PGA Championship loss.

  • Episode length: 46 minutes
  • Synopsis: Rookies Sahith Theegala and Mito Pereira are both looking for their first win on The PGA Tour, but must learn the hard way that winning isn't easy.
  • Main cast: Sahith TheegalaMito PereiraAntonia PridaJoaquin Niemann
  • Tournaments featured: WM Phoenix Open, PGA Championship

Episode 8: Everything Has Led To This

Rory McIlroy sits down in the locker room after winning the FedEx Cup

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The final episode, Everything Has Led To This, belongs to Rory McIlroy. It follows him at the 150th Open at St Andrews and then takes in the FedEx Cup conclusion at the Tour Championship, all the while the PGA Tour continues to make changes amid the threat of LIV Golf.

  • Episode length: 47 minutes
  • Synopsis: As the season winds down, Rory McIlroy faces Cam Smith at the Open Championship, while fighting for a change within the PGA Tour.
  • Main cast: Rory McIlroy
  • Tournaments featured: US Open qualifying, US Open
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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