Report: LIV Golf Set To Produce 'Drive To Survive' Docuseries

According to a report by Bloomberg, LIV Golf are aiming to produce a Drive To Survive style docuseries to spark new interest

Peter Uihlein hits a bunker shot
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According to reports, LIV Golf are planning on replicating their PGA Tour rivals by producing a 'Drive to Survive' docuseries in an attempt to spark new interest in their Saudi-backed tour.

Netflix are already working alongside the PGA Tour on their own docuseries, with Vox Media producer, Chad Mumm, recently fuelling excitement ahead of the upcoming series that is focusing on the 2022 season.

Dustin Johnson takes a shot during the 2022 LIV Golf Invitational Bangkok tournament

Dustin Johnson has made around $30 million since joining LIV Golf

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Currently, LIV Golf have not found a broadcast partner to showcase their programming, but it was recently reported that Fox Sports are the favourites to broadcast its lucrative events.

And now, according to a report by Bloomberg, people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified, claim that LIV Golf is "seeking partners to produce and broadcast a show featuring its stars in an effort to deepen fan engagement".

The report went on to say that representatives for LIV have approached companies with a view to offer the potential show to a streaming service or TV network. However, their efforts haven't resulted in a deal, with a spokeswoman for LIV declining to comment.

After seven events, the series heads to Trump National Doral Miami for the season-closing Team Championship. The Series has enticed players with huge $25m purses at each of the first seven tournaments, with the finale being made up of a $50m purse. There is also a bonus pool for the best performers throughout.

LIV Golf CEO, Greg Norman, is confident in the future success of his product, describing the Series as "a carrot too hard to resist." It has already taken a monumental financial investment to get the Series off the ground and, in 2023, the Series will expand to a fully fledged League with 48 players and 12 established team franchises competing in an expanded 14-tournament schedule – and an enormous $405m total prize purse, a huge increase on the $225m on offer for this year’s eight-tournament series.

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