Netflix Docuseries Begins Taping This Week at Torrey Pines

Work on the highly anticipated Netflix docuseries on the PGA Tour is that was officially announced a week ago is underway. 

The series begins taping this week at Torrey Pines during the Farmers Insurance Open. 

As GolfNewsRI reported, more than 20 players committed to the project, including Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. 

I don’t plan on being any different of a person than I am. There could be guys that maybe try to act different or do something different just to appeal. You definitely have your guys that are more interesting than others, and me during an off-week isn’t really a whole lot of fun, it’s pretty basic. But then again, there’s guys, they go out on their boat all the time, they do whatever. I don’t know,” Thomas said during his press conference on Tuesday. 

One big question regarding the series is how much and what will it show. 

“The golf-course stuff is very obvious – everybody sees the footage of us in practice rounds on Golf Channel, or us in a tournament, so I don’t think that stuff is going to be anything groundbreaking,” Thomas added. 

He continued, “But just the fun, different things that people wouldn’t necessarily see. They might see a picture or video on Instagram of me hitting balls at home, or me working out, but maybe not through an entire club-fitting or through a session with my dad, or me drinking beers with my buddies watching football. There’s a lot of different aspects that I think will be great for not only myself but other guys that gives people a little better understanding of who we are and grow our brand a little bit.”

One big absence from the show is World Number 1 Jon Rahm. 

“At the time, it just didn’t seem like the right thing to do for me. In the future, if there’s a Season 2, maybe. But as far as I’m concerned, my life was making a big change, so let’s pump the brakes. That’s the only reason why,” said Rahm during his press conference on Tuesday. 

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau will also not appear in the show. 

The taping is expected to continue throughout the calendar year, including at the majors. 

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