Before “Full Swing” brought the PGA Tour stars to life on Netflix last year, there was “Drive to Survive,” the popular series based on Formula One racing that played a significant role in the tour agreeing to have its story told in a different, more personal way.
Those two things – the PGA Tour and Formula One – cross paths on Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Netflix hosts its first live sports event, the Netflix Cup, a match-play exhibition featuring four PGA Tour players and four F1 drivers.
It’s a big moment for the streaming service, stepping into the live-action world, and it’s also another step toward a broader audience for the PGA Tour, tying into F1 whose international appeal is enormous.
The event will stream live at 6 p.m. EST November 14 on Netflix.
Rickie Fowler, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas will represent the PGA Tour while Alex Albon, Pierre Gasly, Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz are the four F1 drivers who will participate.
There will be four two-player teams (one golfer, one driver), and they will play an eight-hole match at Wynn Golf Club, the only 18-hole course on the Las Vegas Strip. The top two teams will go on to a ninth hole where they will determine the winner of the first Netflix Cup.
“Drive to Survive” is in its sixth season and will kick off a week of festivities surrounding the Las Vegas Grand Prix late on Saturday, November 18.
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