Netflix Cup pairings revealed for F1/PGA Tour event
Posted on: 09 Nov, 2023 at 05:33 PM
Netflix has released the four pairings for the "Netflix Cup," the company's first live sporting event that will take place Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Four professional golfers will each be paired with a Formula 1 driver for the eight-hole match, with the top two teams advancing to the final hole.
--Lando Norris, Rickie Fowler
--Carlos Sainz, Justin Thomas
--Pierre Gasly, Collin Morikawa
--Alex Albon, Max Homa
The four drivers have each been featured in Netflix's popular "Drive to Survive" docuseries, while the four golfers each appeared in the first year of "Full Swing." The event will begin at 6 p.m. ET and is designed to help kick off the week for F1's first race in Las Vegas on Nov. 18.
Netflix will stream the golf event commercial-free, with the company reportedly charging sponsors $2 million to have their names posted along the course at the Wynn Golf Club. The Wynn has also served as the site for several additions of the charity exhibition golf series "The Match."
"We love to see how our sports series have brought increased fandom to sports leagues and competitions all over the world," said Gabe Spitzer, vice president, Nonfiction Sports, Netflix. 'The Netflix Cup will take that energy to the next level with global stars from two popular hits competing in our first-ever live sports event.'
--Field Level Media