"Full Swing" is the name of the new PGA Tour-based Netflix series set to finally burst on to our screens after months of anticipation and patience.
Netflix released the trailer of the series on Wednesday afternoon which is set to be action-packed and full of drama after 2022 became the most controversial year in the history of professional golf.
The series will be released on February 15, the day before play gets underway at the Genesis Invitational which is hosted by none other than Tiger Woods.
Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler, Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa, Ian Poulter, Joel Dahmen, Matt Fitzpatrick, Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau, Sahith Theegala, Mito Pereira and Joaquin Niemann all feature in the trailer.
The participation of Johnson, Koepka, Poulter and Niemann could be most intriguing as all four players joined the LIV Golf Tour in 2022 and were subsequently suspended by the PGA Tour.
“You picked a hell of a year to start following the PGA Tour.”— Netflix (@netflix) January 11, 2023
Spieth, Thomas, Scheffler, Koepka, Morikawa, Poulter, Dahmen, Fitzpatrick, Johnson, Finau, Theegala, Pereira, Niemann, and McIlroy.
Full Swing premieres February 15. pic.twitter.com/jyxCb1Sgmk
On January 4, Dan Rapaport of Barstool Sports tweeted that producers of the Netflix show have already been contacting players with regard to a second series, potentially projecting the expected success of the first one which is set to land in just under a month's time.
As Poulter says in the trailer, the popular streaming platform couldn't have chosen a better year to make a documentary series on professional golf.
Early in 2022, the LIV Golf Tour showed its face and hosted its first tournament in June. The series commissioned by Greg Norman has changed the complexion of the sport and taken it into realms not seen before.
Poulter was one of the players to originally include himself in the anti-trust lawsuit filed against the Tour for anti-competitive reasons in August. This started a timeline of several legal back-and-forths which could be referred to in the new series.
The end of the 2021/2022 season saw huge changes to the 2023 schedule announced by commissioner Jay Monahan including the increase in prize money and the introduction of the Elevated Event structure.
Golf fans could expect to hear much from McIlroy and Thomas who emerged as two of the Tour's most vocal supporters in public, as well as footage of their individual successes from last season.
Scheffler, Fitzpatrick and Cameron Smith (now of LIV Golf) all won majors for the first time while Thomas capitalised on a 72nd-hole mistake from Pereira to win the PGA Championship for the second time.
Pereira has since been all but confirmed to join LIV Golf and the drama and controversy surrounding the Saudi-backed series have only added to the eagerness and excitement of golf fans to finally watch the Netflix show.