Netflix Golf Cup to Pit F1 Drivers Against PGA Stars at Wynn Las Vegas
Posted on: October 17, 2023, 02:20h.
Last updated on: October 17, 2023, 06:43h.
Netflix announced on Tuesday a golf tournament to kick off next month’s Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend. “The Netflix Cup” will pit Formula 1 racers against PGA stars in an 18-hole tournament at the Wynn Golf Club on November 14. It will be the streaming channel’s first live sporting event.
The tournament will pit four teams, each consisting of one F1 driver and one PGA pro, in an eight-hole match. Only the top two teams will advance to the final hole, where they get to battle for the title.
Drivers with Drivers
According to a Netflix press release, the F1 racers lined up so far are Alex Albon, Pierre Gasly, Lando Norris, and Carlos Sainz. They’ll go swing-for-swing against PGA mainstays Rickie Fowler, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa, and Justin Thomas.
Many of the same players have already starred in the Netflix series “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” and “Full Swing.” More big names are expected to be announced as they are secured.
The Wynn Golf Club has hosted a number of unique matchups over the years and The Netflix Cup will be an incredible addition to the storied history of the course,” Steve Weitman, President of Wynn Las Vegas, said in a statement. “This tournament will showcase a tremendous roster of talent, competing on the only golf course on the Las Vegas Strip, just steps away from the inaugural Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix.”
The Netflix Cup will stream live at 3 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023.
Wynn Golf Club also made headlines last week as the scene for a viral video illustrating how the MSG Sphere trolls golfers on the Tom Fazio-designed championship course.
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