LIV golfers fear being EDIT from Netflix’s ‘Full Swing’ document ahead of a possible second series…after PGA Tour chiefs ‘give the streaming giants an ultimatum to reject Saudi Arabia’s rebel tour’
- ‘Full Swing’ was Netflix’s second most popular series during its opening week
- But LIV Golfers are frustrated that they won’t be included in future plans for the series
- However, the PGA Tour insists that no sequel has yet been “green-lit” for the show
LIV Golf stars fear being dropped from future plans for Netflix’s ‘Full Swing’ documentary amid claims the streaming giants have been given an ultimatum to reject PGA Tour chefs’ rebel tour of Saudi Arabia.
Many believe the show’s early popularity is a result of the conflict between PGA Tour and LIV golfers who left the main competition to escape, leading to chaos in the golfing world.
The Telegraph reports that ‘Full Swing’ has been a huge success and turned out to be Netflix’s second most popular show during its first week, but LIV confirmed that producers have not approached them with a view to attending upcoming events.
Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Ian Poulter are among the golfers who have shifted their allegiances from the PGA Tour to the Saudi Arabian-funded LIV circuit, and their stories feature prominently in the eight-episode series.
But LIV claims that Netflix has not signed up to attend any of this year’s tournaments – starting Friday at the Mayakoba resort – despite being at the opening event of the 2022 season.
Netflix’s Adam Del Deo (left) and PGA Tour’s Chris Wandell pose for ‘Full Swing’ promotion
Ian Poulter (left) and Brooks Koepka are among the LIV Golf stars in ‘Full Swing’
The escape group said they would house the streamer if they wanted access.
The PGA Tour told the Telegraph that a second series has yet to be “green-lit,” and Netflix did not add any further information when asked.
Netflix cameras followed US golfer Max Homa at the Phoenix Open in Arizona earlier this month, as some players noted.
An insider claimed that the PGA Tour had given the streaming platform an “ultimatum” about a possible sequel, which could limit LIV’s involvement to the majors, or have them completely ignored.
A golfer at the Phoenix Open reportedly said, “Looks like only Tour players are getting the airtime now.”
‘Full Swing’ came to Netflix on February 15 and aims to offer a documentary style series that follows the sport of golf, in the way ‘Drive To Survive’ showed the world of Formula 1.
While it can be difficult to quantify a streaming show’s success, the first seven days have shown that there may be a demand for more “Full Swing” in the future.
Netflix cameras were reportedly at Max Homa in Phoenix despite no confirmed sequel