Netflix to Host and Stream First-Ever Live Golf Tournament


Netflix to Host and Stream First-Ever Live Golf Tournament

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Netflix has made a groundbreaking foray into live sporting events with the introduction of “The Netflix Cup,” a live golf competition set to captivate audiences. The event will feature drivers from the popular series “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” competing alongside golfers from the emerging “Full Swing” series.

Scheduled for November 14, 2023, this unique sporting spectacle will unfold at the prestigious Wynn Golf Club in Wynn Las Vegas. Four pairs, each consisting of a Formula 1 driver and a PGA Tour professional, will engage in an exciting eight-hole match-play tournament. The top two teams will progress to a thrilling final hole showdown, vying for the coveted inaugural Netflix Cup title.

The Netflix Cup’s star-studded roster includes Formula 1 drivers such as Alex Albon, Pierre Gasly, Lando Norris, and Carlos Sainz, representing esteemed teams like Williams Racing, BWT Alpine F1 Team, McLaren Racing, and Scuderia Ferrari. On the golfing front, talents like Rickie Fowler, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa, and Justin Thomas will showcase their skills.

Gabe Spitzer, Netflix’s Vice President for Nonfiction Sports, expressed his excitement about this unprecedented event, noting how Netflix’s sports series have garnered increased interest in sports leagues worldwide. He believes that The Netflix Cup will elevate this enthusiasm to new heights, featuring global stars from two immensely popular series in their first-ever live sports competition.

“The Netflix Cup” represents a pioneering event, melding two of Netflix’s sports series successes. “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” is currently in production for its sixth season, contributing to the sport’s burgeoning popularity in the United States. Simultaneously, “Full Swing,” a 2023 series, has gained recognition for boosting fan engagement with the PGA Tour.


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