Grab the popcorn! Netflix’s ‘Full Swing’ was filming as the news broke of the PGA Tour’s shock merger with LIV Golf, confirms producer, with season 2 set to capture all the dramatic fallout
- PGA Tour announced a deal to merge with LIV Golf and DP World Tour Tuesday
- Full Swing producer Chad Mumm confirmed on Twitter cameras were rolling
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Golf fans will be desperate to tune in for Season 2 of Netflix’s Full Swing after Tuesday’s announcement of the merger between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf guaranteed a blockbuster plot line.
In a shocking move, the PGA Tour performed a U-turn on its stance on the Saudi-backed series, revealing it and the DP World Tour had agreed a deal with LIV to combine their businesses into a new, yet-to-be-named company.
The move sent shockwaves throughout the sport with social media going wild and the players who remained loyal to the PGA Tour said to be furious.
With the stars, including Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, kept in the dark about the seven-week-long negotiations, many reportedly turned on the commissioner in a ‘contentious’ players meeting at Oakdale Golf and Country Club ahead of the RBC Canadian Open.
And fans will be able to experience how it all went down.
Full Swing producer Chad Mumm confirmed cameras were rolling for golf’s dramatic Tuesday
PGA Tour commissioner announced the merger with Saudi-backed LIV Golf on Tuesday
Players loyal to the Tour (pictured Rory McIlroy_ were said to be left infuriated at the news
Producer Chad Mumm confirmed on Twitter that cameras were rolling on production on season 2 Tuesday when the bombshell dropped.
‘You better believe we were filming when this broke. #FullSwing,’ he wrote.
It is likely they were filming content at the RBC Canadian Open- the same tournament that was held by the Tour on the same weekend as LIV’s innaugural event last year.
While the crew were unlikely to have been in the room where it happened, to capture the players’ backlash to Monahan, which reportedly included a standing ovation for calls for him to resign, they are expected to have been on hand to talk to the golfers and witness their immediate reactions.
Netlfix also teased the possibility of golf’s own soap opera featuring in its second season of the golfing docuseries.
‘A timely reminder that there is going to be a Season 2 of Full Swing…’ the company’s UK and Ireland account posted, alongside a side eye emoji.
Munn also confirmed that it happened to be a stroke of luck and that the show’s producers were as much in the dark to the news as the players.
No matter the degree of coverage, the show was able to obtain its sure to have viewers glued to their screens with the players’ meeting described as ‘contentious.’
The Tour announced a merger with Saudi-backed LIV (pictured Yasir Al-Rumayyan) Tuesday
Players including Rory McIlroy (left) and Tiger Woods (right) were kept in the dark
Tommy Fleetwood was one player who didn’t attend the meeting, instead choosing to practice
Speaking to the Golf Channel, American professional Johnson Wagner revealed that the room broke into a standing ovation when it called for new Tour leadership.
He added that there was ‘a lot of anger’ in the room and that ’90 percent’ of the players gathered had a negative reaction towards the deal and Monahan.
Six-time PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan had tweeted before the meeting took place, predicting the his fellow pros’ feelings towards the commissioner.
He posted: ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if players are looking into their options of removing Jay. Or at the very least unionizing.’
Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy added that some players called the commissioner a ‘hypocrite’ during the meeting but that Monahan ‘took it.’
PGA AND LIV IN SHOCK MERGER
Speaking following the meeting, Monahan told reports that he understood his actions would be seen as hypocritical to some.
‘I recognize everything I’ve said in the past in my past positions. I recognize that people are going to call me a hypocrite,’ he said. ‘Anytime I said anything I said it with the information I had in the moment.’
Some players didn’t even bother turning up to the meeting as Tommy Fleetwood reportedly shrugged his shoulders and said he was practicing his game when asked why he skipped the showdown.
Ogilvy also suggested that the Tour was forced into breaking the news Tuesday ahead of an official announcement to players as it was to be leaked.