Full Swing: release date, episodes, golfers and everything we know about the docuseries

Rory McIlory sits in a locker room in Full Swing
Rory McIlory in Full Swing (Image credit: Netflix)

Netflix is adding golf to its roster of sports docuseries, with Full Swing joining the likes of Break Point, covering tennis, and Formula 1: Drive to Survive. The new series is going to follow some of the biggest names in pro golf on and off the course, including at some of the biggest tournaments and most famous courses in the world.

These formats have been a way for Netflix to get into the current sports landscape despite not offering any live sports on the platform. However, Netflix is experimenting with live streaming, with a Chris Rock comedy special set to live stream on Netflix in March 2023 and the streamer snagging an awards show, the Screen Actor's Guild Awards, which it is going to live stream on the platform in 2024 (2023's show is going to be available on Netflix's YouTube page).

Let's tee up everything that you need to know about Netflix's Full Swing.

Full Swing release date

Full Swing is now streaming on Netflix, with all eight episodes of the docuseries, available to watch.

Full Swing premise

Though the PGA Tour 2023 season is officially underway with tournaments just about every weekend, Full Swing is going to take golf fans all the way back to the 2022 season. As Ian Poulter says in the trailer for the series, it was a hell of a year to follow the PGA Tour.

The biggest storyline many fans are probably going to love to see is the former PGA Tour professionals that opted to leave for the newly created Saudi-backed league, LIV Golf, with many of the big names that departed set to appear. But there is also going to be all-access footage from the four major golf tournaments, stuff that few fans have probably ever gotten to see.

Here is the official synopsis for Full Swing:

"This upcoming immersive documentary series follows a diverse group of professional golfers on and off the course across a relentless season of competition — enduring a high-stakes schedule week in and week out on the PGA Tour. The cameras will follow golf's biggest events for the first time ever including The Players, the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, US Open, The Open Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs. The documentary will give fans a chance to get to know the players through their wins and losses and witness what it takes to compete — and succeed — at the highest level in men’s professional golf throughout the PGA Tour season."

Full Swing episodes

Here are the synopses for all episodes of Full Swing:

Full Swing episode 1, "Frenemies"
"Childhood best friends Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas become fierce rivals as they battle to win on the PGA Tour."

Full Swing episode 2, "Win or Go Home"
"With his career in a frustrating slump, Brooks Koepka hopes to reclaim his place as one of the top golfers at the Masters."

Full Swing episode 3, "Money or Legacy"
"Ian Poulter debates whether a lucrative LIV Golf contract is worth giving up his PGA Tour Card, and facing the public scrutiny of his decision."

Full Swing episode 4, "Imposter Syndrome"
"Ahead of the US Open, fun-loving and self-deprecating Joel Dahmen must embrace growing responsibilities if he wants a place as a top professional golfer."

Full Swing episode 5, "American Dreams"
"Tensions between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf reach new heights as Matt Fitzpatrick and Dustin Johnson face off at the US Open."

Full Swing episode 6, "Don't Get Bitter, Get Better"
"Tony Finau and Collin Morikawa take different approaches to the game heading into the Masters Tournament and the Open Championship."

Full Swing episode 7, "Golf is Hard"
"Rookie Sahith Theegala and MitoPereira are both looking for their first win on the PGA Tour, but must learn the hard way that winning isn't easy."

Full Swing episode 8, "Everything Has Led to This"
"As the season winds down, Rory McIlroy faces Cam Smith at the Open Championship, while fighting for change within the PGA Tour."

Full Swing golfers

Among the professional golfers featured in the docuseries are some of the biggest names in the game, including the world No. 1-ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy. Here is the full list of golfers featured in Full Swing

  • Joel Dahmen
  • Tony Finau
  • Matt Fitzpatrick
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Brooks Koepka
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Collin Morikawa
  • Joaquin Niemann
  • Mito Pereira
  • Ian Poulter
  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Sahith Theegala
  • Justin Thomas

Learn a bit more about each golfer with our Full Swing cast feature.

Full Swing trailer

Take a look at the world of golf like you've never seen it before with the Full Swing trailers directly below.

How to watch Full Swing

If you want to be able to watch Full Swing when it premieres, you must be a Netflix subscriber. The streaming services has multiple options for you to pick from, including a cheaper ad-supported option, Netflix with Ads

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.