Take the popcorn! Netflix’s ‘Full Swing’ was filming as news of the PGA Tour’s shock merger with LIV Golf broke, producer confirms, with season 2 set to capture all the dramatic fallout
- PGA Tour announced a merger agreement with LIV Golf and DP World Tour on Tuesday.
- Full Swing producer Chad Mumm confirmed on Twitter that the cameras were rolling
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Golf fans will be desperate to tune in to Season 2 of Netflix’s Full Swing after news broke on Tuesday of the merger between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf guaranteeing a hit plot.
In a shocking move, the PGA Tour has flip-flopped on its stance on the Saudi-backed series, revealing it and the DP World Tour have reached an agreement with LIV to combine their businesses into a new, yet to be announced one. . named company.
The decision sent shockwaves throughout the sport, social media went wild and players who remained loyal to the PGA Tour were furious.
With stars including Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods kept in the dark about the seven-week negotiations, many reportedly turned on the commissioner at a meeting of ‘disputed’ players at Oakdale Golf and Country Club ahead of the Canadian Open RBC.
And fans will be able to find out how it all happened.
Full Swing producer Chad Mumm has confirmed the cameras are rolling for the Golf Tuesday drama
PGA Tour commissioner announced merger with Saudi-backed LIV Golf on Tuesday
Players loyal to the Tour (pictured Rory McIlroy_ would have been exasperated by the news
Producer Chad Mumm confirmed on Twitter that cameras were rolling on the Season 2 production on Tuesday when the bombshell dropped.
“You better believe we were filming when it broke. #FullSwing,’ he wrote.
It’s likely they were filming content at the RBC Canadian Open, the same tournament hosted by the Tour on the same weekend as LIV’s inaugural event last year.
While it’s unlikely the crew was in the room where it happened, to capture the players’ backlash to Monahan, which would have included a standing ovation for calls for his resignation, they should have been on place to talk to golfers and witness their immediate reactions.
Netlfix also teased the possibility of golf’s own soap opera appearing in its second season of the golf docuseries.
“A timely reminder that there is going to be a Full Swing Season 2…,” the company’s UK & Ireland account posted, alongside a side emoji.
Munn also confirmed that it was a fluke and that the show’s producers were as much in the dark as the players.
Regardless of the degree of coverage, the show was able to secure the certainty of having viewers glued to their screens with the players’ reunion being described as “controversial”.
The Tour on Tuesday announced a merger with Saudi-backed LIV (photo Yasir Al-Rumayyan)
Players like Rory McIlroy (left) and Tiger Woods (right) have been kept in the dark
Tommy Fleetwood was one player who did not attend the meeting, opting to train instead
Speaking to Golf Channel, American professional Johnson Wagner revealed the room was given a standing ovation when he called for new leadership on the Tour.
He added that there was “a lot of anger” in the room and that “90%” of the players gathered had a negative reaction towards the deal and Monahan.
Six-time PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan had tweeted ahead of the meeting, predicting his fellow pros’ feelings towards the commissioner.
He posted: “I wouldn’t be surprised if the players looked at their options to retire Jay. Or at the very least unionize.
Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy added that some players called the commissioner a “hypocrite” at the meeting but Monahan “took it”.
PGA AND LIV IN SHOCK FUSION
Speaking after the meeting, Monahan said he understood his actions would be viewed as hypocritical by some.
“I recognize everything I’ve said in the past in my past positions. I recognize that people are going to call me a hypocrite,” he said. “Every time I’ve said something, I said it with the information I had at the time.”
Some players didn’t even bother to show up for the meeting as Tommy Fleetwood allegedly shrugged and said he was practicing his game when asked why he skipped the showdown.
Ogilvy also suggested the Tour was forced to announce the news on Tuesday ahead of an official announcement to players because it needed to be disclosed.