Netflix Confirms Stacked PGA Tour Line Up For Upcoming Docuseries

The docuseries is set to detail the ups and downs of the PGA Tour, giving golf fans a look into the real lives of those at the elite level.

Players Announced In New Netflix Docuseries
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Modelled on Netflix's extremely successful Formula 1 hit, Drive To Survive, golf fans around the world will get an unprecedented look at the PGA Tour and the lives and stories of its biggest stars.

What can you expect from the docuseries? Well, for the first time ever, the PGA Tour and the governing bodies that conduct men’s Major championships - Augusta National Golf Club, the PGA of America, the USGA, and The R&A, will provide entry into the sport’s biggest events, including The Players Championship, the season-ending FedEx Cup and all four of the Majors.

Viewers will also gain access inside the ropes and behind the scenes, with the series capturing aspects like the intensity of training, travel, victory, and defeat through the lens of a diverse group of players and their support teams.

Produced by Netflix in conjunction with Vox Media Studios and Drive to Survive producers - Box to Box Films. Netflix have already made plans to roll out its official announcement, confirming a star-studded cast that includes five of the top seven players in the world, as well as Major winners, Ryder Cup stars and some of the game’s most beloved personalities.

Take a look at the list of players below who have committed to the docuseries

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  • Abraham Ancer 
  • Daniel Berger
  • Cameron Champ
  • Joel Dahmen
  • Tony Finau
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Rickie Fowler
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Harry Higgs
  • Max Homa
  • Viktor Hovland
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Brooks Koepka
  • Collin Morikawa
  • Kevin Na
  • Mito Pereira
  • Ian Poulter
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Justin Thomas
  • Bubba Watson
  • Additionally, the world’s number one ranked amateur golfer, Keita Nakajima, will also participate as he plays in the first Major championships of his career. 

Chief Media Officer of the PGA Tour, Rick Anderson, spoke about the announcement, saying “this partnership with Netflix presents the PGA Tour and the four Major championships an opportunity to tap into a completely new and diverse audience. This documentary will give fans an authentic look into the real lives of our athletes, and what it’s like to win and lose during a season on the PGA Tour."

Brandon Riegg, Netflix Vice President of Unscripted and Documentary Series, added "we are thrilled to bring golf's leading organisations and players together for this first-of-its-kind partnership and unparalleled window into life on the Tour. Our members will love getting to know the players and personalities, as well as the iconic venues along the way. Even the most devoted golf fans have never seen the sport quite like this."

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So, how did the development of the docuseries come about? Back in 2019, discussions began about the possibility of a possible docuseries. The first pro to put his hand up and volunteer as a participant, was none other than Rickie Fowler, with a small group of pros quickly following the American in agreement, these included Justin Thomas, Tony Finau and Cameron Champ.

Filming has apparently already got underway for the docuseries, starting at the Hero World Challenge in early December. Ahead of the Sony Open in Hawaii, one professional has already spoke about his eagerness to watch the show.

Joel Dahmen, who won his first PGA Tour event at the 2021 Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, said “excited would be the wrong word. I am apprehensive about the entire thing. “I’ve never had anything like this before; unlike some of these other guys I’m not used to having cameras around all the time.”

“I know that I’m going to be on the show with a bunch of good golfers — and me. I can assume that based off the other people on the show, they’ll probably want a little bit more of the fun from our day-to-day life. Although, I also don’t want to be the class clown who’s never practicing or being productive. Between myself and [his caddie] Geno, the s*** we do on a day-to-day basis, we should be able to strike that balance.”

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Dahmen and his caddie, Geno.

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So when will this docuseries be hitting our screens you may wonder? Well, while both Netflix and the Tour declined to comment on an official release date, filming will continue through to the end of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, with the Tour Championship concluding at the end of August. 

It is believed that following the pattern of Drive to Survive, the show’s first episodes will likely be released in early 2023. 

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x