Netflix Cup to feature F1 drivers playing golf in Vegas

Netflix Cup to feature F1 drivers playing golf in Vegas

Netflix Cup to feature F1 drivers playing golf in Vegas

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.

The F1 Drivers that will feature in the event are Lando Norris, Carlos Sainz, Pierre Gasly, and Alex Albon and will be paired with the following professional golfers.

  • 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 the Las Vegas strip on November 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.’

(Report by Reuters)

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