New 'Drive To Survive' Style PGA Tour Netflix Series On Its Way

The PGA Tour is getting an F1 Drive to Survive-style Netflix docuseries according to reports from US media

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The docuseries will follow 12 players across the 2021/22 PGA Tour season

The F1 Drive to Survive series on Netflix was recently confirmed for a fourth season after being one of the most exciting developments in the sport over the past few years, and golf is set to get something similar.

According to reports in the US media, the PGA Tour has given the green light to Netflix for a docuseries following around 12 of its star players throughout the 2021/22 season, made by the people behind Drive to Survive.

'Several' star names from the PGA Tour have been confirmed according to insiders, with a reported six of the world's top 20 set to be involved including Major winners and Ryder Cup players.

Golf Digest report that Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler and Cameron Champ are interested and both Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau are in discussions this week at the Tour Championship.

Players will not be paid for appearing in the series but will gain added exposure according to the reports.

The Drive to Survive series has been huge for F1, with record viewing figures for the sport being recorded after the launch of the series.

The opening grand prix of the current season in Bahrain was reported to have reached a high of 2.23m on Sky Sports, which was said to be the channel's highest-ever viewing figures for a race.

It's the same in the US, with McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown saying: “It’s got to be the single most important impact in North America.

“Almost every comment you get out of someone out of the US., they reference Drive to Survive.”

Netflix has certainly brought in new fans for F1 and that is surely something that a golf version can do too, if it is done correctly.

Elliott Heath
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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!

Elliott is currently playing:

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Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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