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Netflix “Full Swing” and What to Expect in Season 2

Netflix "Full Swing"

As most golf fans are already aware, Full Swing is a Netflix documentary series that, in season 1, follows a diverse group of professional golfers on and off the course during the 2022 PGA Tour season, which was marked by intense rivalries, personal struggles, and the emergence of a new golf league. The series gives viewers an unprecedented access to the lives and minds of some of the biggest names in golf, such as Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, and Dustin Johnson, as well as some rising stars and rookies. Full Swing captures the drama, the passion, and the challenges of playing golf at the highest level.

The friendship and rivalry of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. Photo by Nell Redmond/UPI

Season 1 consisted of eight episodes, each focusing on a different player or storyline. Some of the highlights included the childhood friendship and fierce competition between Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas as well as the rollercoaster career slump and comeback of Brooks Koepka, who faced injury and criticism throughout the season. Ian Poulter’s controversial decision to sign with LIV Golf is closely followed, as was the clash between Matt Fitzpatrick and Dustin Johnson at the U.S. Open, which exposed the tension between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. Tough lessons for rookies Sahith Theegala and Mito Pereira as they came agonizingly close to Tour victories, and the contrasting styles and personalities of Tony Finau and Collin Morikawa, who both aimed to win their first major championship. Season 1 was an enthralling journey inside and outside the ropes of the biggest golf tour in the world. So what can we expect from Season 2?

Spectators at the 18th hole in the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club. Photo by Kyle Rivas/UPI

The second season will cover the 2023 season, which will feature more major tournaments, more drama, and more surprises. The show’s creators have hinted that season 2 will focus more on the mental and emotional aspects of the game, as well as the diversity and inclusion issues that golf faces. They also promised to showcase more female golfers, such as Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson, who have been dominating the LPGA Tour. The PGA Tour season has already had some exciting and surprising headlines, and delving behind the scenes of some of these storylines should be a fascinating prospect for golf fans and non-golf fans alike, giving us the compelling stories and characters, and keeping us glued to our TV screens. Full Swing Season 1 is available on Netflix now, and Season 2 is expected to be released in early 2024.

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