After months of speculation about what viewers will see, the docuseries that follows various PGA Tour players during the 2022 season is about to drop
The highly anticipated Netflix docuseries "Full Swing," which peels back the curtain on the PGA Tour's biggest names, has finally arrived. Other than for the popcorn, here is what you need to know about the series.
The series was announced in September 2021, well before the LIV Golf uproar that made this series even more compelling. Box to Box Films, which worked on Netflix's blockbuster F1 series "Drive to Survive" was involved in this project that focuses on one or two players per episode. Chad Mumm, the Chief Creative Officer for Vox Media Studios, is the executive producer.
Where To Watch: Netflix.
Number Of Episodes: 8.
Release: All 8 episodes, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3 a.m. ET.
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EPISODE 1: Frenemies
Length: 49 minutes.
Preview: Friends since competing at youth tournaments, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas see their friendly rivalry amped up on the PGA Tour.
Featured: Dylan Dethier, Sean Foley, Rickie Fowler, Michael Greller, Dan Rapaport, Amanda Renner, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Mike Thomas.
EPISODE 2: Win Or Go Home
Length: 40 minutes.
Preview: Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka heads to the 2022 Masters without a win since the 2021 WM Phoenix Open, nearly 14 months earlier. Can he win his 5th major and first Masters?
Featured: Dylan Dethier, Sean Foley, Brooks Koepka, Dan Rapaport, Amanda Renner, Scottie Scheffler, Meredith Scudder, Jena Sims.
EPISODE 3: Money Or Legacy
Length: 39 minutes.
Preview: In the lead up to the PGA Championship, Ian Poulter finds himself at a crossroads. Does he stay with the DP World and PGA tours — and, in doing so, preserve his Ryder Cup legacy — or does he join the lucrative upstate LIV Golf?
Featured: Ian Poulter, Luke Poulter, Katie Poulter
EPISODE 4: Imposter Syndrome
Length: 42 minutes.
Preview: While Joel Dahmen has won — once — on the PGA Tour, the easy-going and self-deprecating player opens up about his level of confidence in his game. The episode follows his jouney from qualifying for the U.S. Open to his week at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Featured: Geno Bonalie, Lona Dahmen, Joel Dahmen, Max Homa.
EPISODE 5: American Dreams
Length: 47 minutes.
Preview: LIV Golf is finally launched and has signed one of the PGA Tour's biggest stars — Dustin Johnson, who explains his rationale for his decision. Matt Fitzpatrick also returns to the site of his U.S. Amateur title, The Country Club, to add a second USGA title to his collection — the U.S. Open.
Featured: Matt Fitzpatrick, Billy Foster, Paulina Gretzky, Austin Johnson, Dustin Johnson, Thomas Pieters, Dan Rapaport.
EPISODE 6: "Don't Get Bitter, Get Better"
Length: 44 minutes.
Preview: The episode title is based off a Tiger Woods quote and looks at the careers and lives of Tony Finau and Collin Morikawa, both of whom began playing golf after being inspired by Woods.
Featured: Alayna Finau, Tony Finau, Collin Morikawa, Katherine Zhu.
EPISODE 7: Golf is Hard
Length: 46 minutes.
Preview: The focus is on PGA Tour rookies Sahith Theegala and Mito Pereira as each learns that winning isn't easy. Both players lose leads on the back nine on Sunday — Theegala at the WM Phoenix Open and Pereira at the PGA Championship.
Featured: Joaquin Niemann, Mito Pereira, Antonia Prida, Sahith Theegala.
EPISODE 8: Everything Has Led To This
Length: 47 minutes.
Preview: Rory McIlroy takes center stage as the episode follows him from the 150th British Open at St. Andrews through to his winning the FedEx Cup. All the while, McIlroy is outspoken in his support for the PGA Tour as the controversy with LIV Golf heats up.
Featured: Rory McIlroy.