Netflix Enters Live-Sports Arena with 2023 Netflix Cup
Las Vegas, Nevada – In a groundbreaking move, streaming giant Netflix is set to venture into the world of live sports with the inaugural 2023 Netflix Cup. This unique event will feature a match-play competition between four PGA Tour players and four Formula 1 drivers at The Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas.
Following the immense success of their docuseries “Full Swing” and “Drive to Survive,” Netflix has once again enlisted the services of these sports stars for this exciting live sporting event. The tournament will be broadcasted on Netflix, with FanDuel’s Kay Adams, PGA Tour player Joel Dahmen, retired NFL player Marshawn Lynch, and comedian Bert Kresicher providing commentary.
The Netflix Cup will consist of two eight-hole matches, with the winning teams from each match advancing to a sudden death one-hole championship bout. Similar to previous editions of The Match, the Netflix Cup will also include surprise challenges for the players throughout the event, adding an extra layer of excitement.
The first match will see Rickie Fowler team up with McLaren’s Lando Norris to take on Justin Thomas and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz. While Fowler and Thomas are well-known friends in the golfing world, this competition will test their relationship. Norris and Sainz, despite being rivals on the track, have developed a strong friendship during their time at McLaren.
In the second match, world No. 7 Max Homa will join forces with Williams’ Alex Albon to face two-time major champion Collin Morikawa and Alpine’s Pierre Gasly. Homa and Morikawa share a friendship through their ties to the University of California at Berkeley, making this match even more intriguing. Albon, who replaced Gasly as Red Bull’s second driver in 2019, adds another layer of excitement to the competition.
The 2023 Netflix Cup is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 14, at the prestigious Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be live-streamed exclusively on Netflix, allowing fans from around the world to witness this historic moment.
The tournament will be contested under an eight-hole match play and scramble format. Each player will tee off with their own ball before selecting the better shot. They will continue this process until they hole out, with the team’s score counting for each hole. The two winning teams will then compete in a sudden death championship match on the final hole.
The Netflix Cup promises to be a thrilling and unique event that combines the worlds of golf and Formula 1. With star-studded teams, surprise challenges, and the allure of live sports, this competition is set to captivate audiences worldwide. Don’t miss out on the action, tune in to Netflix and witness history in the making at the 2023 Netflix Cup.