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Full Swing (Netflix), the good and the dirty tricks of golf

2023-02-15T09:17:08.873Z


This Wednesday, February 15, the streaming platform is launching the first documentary series devoted to the little white ball: sporting issues, power struggle and Saudi dollars galore... Unprecedented dive behind the scenes of a sport like we've never seen it before .


All over the world, fans of the little white ball have been waiting impatiently for it for several months: the first season of the documentary series devoted to golf arrives this Wednesday on Netflix.

In France,

Full

Swing

triggered unprecedented word-of-mouth on courses and in clubs in France.

Between two putts, golfers only talk about that during their weekend games.

To discover

  • The world ranking of the best golf players

Filmed during the fifty or so tournaments of the PGA Tour - the prestigious American Circuit -,

Full Swing

promises to make discover the very closed universe of professional players, as it has never been shown.

“If I want the sport that I love to be sustainable and attractive for future generations, it must evolve

,” explains Rory McIlroy, the Northern Irishman, in the trailer.

Adding:

“As a child, I said that I wanted to become the best player in the world.

For me, today, the PGA Tour is the best.

»

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The series is produced and directed by the team of creators of

Formula 1. Pilots of their destiny,

released in 2019 on Netflix, one of the most followed collections dedicated to the sports universe in streaming.

"You could say that

Formula 1

has rekindled public interest in our sport"

, has often repeated the immense racing driver Jackie Stewart, triple world champion.

World golf expects no less today.

Weakened by the end of the career of the icon Tiger Woods, who has only played episodically since his serious accident, which occurred in February 2021, the American Circuit is looking for a new breath.

In 2022, he faced a blow with the creation of a breakaway Saudi-funded professional league.

“You have chosen the right time to follow the PGA Tour

,” smiles Englishman Ian Poulter, faithful to his sense of provocation, facing the camera of

Full Swing

reporters .

New competitor circuit

In addition to the surprise advent of the American Scottie Scheffler as the world number 1 in sport -

"To win a major tournament, you have to have faith and believe in yourself"

- the war of power is at the center of the issues deciphered during of this first season of the series.

A real soap opera with twists and turns, filmed on the edge of the course but also behind the scenes of major tournaments.

“Winning tournaments means pocketing millions of dollars

,” says Justin Thomas, former world number 1, who embodies the perfect son-in-law among American golfers.

I could still win fifty tournaments.

Or none.

It's the reality… There are a lot of ups and downs in a career.

“We are here to win, not to come second.

On a tournament, it's all or nothing”

, completes his childhood friend Jordan Spieth, ex-winner of the Masters in 2015.

“When we got together, he won all the time.

Now I'm worried about the future

, ”slips the companion of the latter.

Read alsoWinner in Texas, Jordan Spieth is reborn just before the Augusta Masters

During the first episode of

Full Swing

, the beautiful bond between Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth is undermined by the pressure, reinforced by the

"astronomical sums"

injected by the Saudi organizers to attract the best players to the LIV Golf Series.

The new competing circuit that Brooks Koepka chooses to join:

"I'm going to fall on top of that, but I don't care,"

he says, cutting with the usual platitude maintained by professional golfers.

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"PGA Tour boss Jay Monahan made this show possible," said

Full Swing

producer and creative director Chad Mumm today .

In fact, this documentary series sets up a very different rhythm from that which has sometimes led some viewers to fall asleep in front of the repeated putts of a soporific broadcast...

Source: lefigaro

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