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Golf Industry News // Netflix Looks to Make Lightning Strike Twice with PGA Doc Series (www.sportico.com)

The PGA Tour and Netflix are looking to draft on the success of the streaming service’s Formula 1: Drive to Survive, as production is underway on a new behind-the-scenes doc series that will focus on some of golf’s biggest young stars.

Among the tour pros who’ve agreed to participate in the project are Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau and Brooks Koepka, all of whom are currently ranked among the world’s top 20 players. In addition to the younger talent on display over the course of the untitled series, the production will be enhanced by the cooperation of the four major tournaments—and yes, even the notoriously clamped-down Masters has signed off on the enterprise.

The show is being co-produced by Box to Box Films, the company that teamed up with Netflix on Drive to Survive. The F1 series, which debuted in 2019, has been heralded for stoking Americans’ interest in the international racing circuit. While Netflix generally doesn’t disclose…

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