The worlds of Formula One and professional golf will come together on November 14 when the inaugural Netflix Cup will take place in Las Vegas ahead of the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix.
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Four Formula One drivers, Alex Albon, Pierre Gasly, Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz will take to the fairways alongside PGA golfers, Rickie Fowler, Max Homa, Collin Morikawa and Justin Thomas.
Gabe Spitzer, Vice President, Nonfiction Sports, Netflix said:
“We love to see how our sports series have brought increased fandom to sports leagues and competitions all over the world. “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.”
Emily Prazer, Chief Commercial Officer, Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. commented saying:
“The continued success of Drive to Survive has played a significant role in the growth of Formula 1 in the US, which has ultimately led to the addition of a third American race. “It’s only fitting that we kick off our inaugural race weekend with a fun event that can be streamed by F1 and PGA TOUR fans around the globe.”
Norb Gambuzza, PGA TOUR Senior Vice President, Media and Gaming
“The PGA TOUR is proud to participate in this significant milestone for Netflix and we look forward to showcasing our sport’s professional athletes to a live global audience. “New and diverse audiences have come to know more about both our sports and their athletes through Full Swing and Drive to Survive, and we are excited to team up with Netflix, Formula 1 and the Las Vegas Grand Prix on this exciting concept.”
The Wynn Golf Course will play host to the event and speaking about the news, Steve Weitman, President of Wynn Las Vegas said:
“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. “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.”