Dustin Johnson had a funny reason for why he won’t watch the new Netflix series ‘Full Swing’ despite being featured in an episode.
His LIV Golf colleagues Joaquin Niemann and Mito Pereira both had a different approach.
“Yeah, I watched it. The first one I watched was episode 7, and then I started the other ones,” said Pereira, referencing his episode, Golf is Hard. “I think it turned out really good. Obviously Joaquin and I were in that episode, and it really showed how we are off the course and on the course. Obviously they showed a lot of the PGA Championship, so that wasn’t great, but it’s good for everybody to watch it.”
In just his second major championship appearance at last year’s PGA Championship, Pereira had a one-shot lead on the final hole but hit his drive into the water and ultimately made double bogey to miss out on a playoff. He wound up finishing T-3.
“Actually, PGA Championship has been probably eight months, so I’m kind of over that,” he said of how difficult it was to watch the footage again. “I just watch it as — just really watched it and didn’t really feel the same that I felt before.”
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“I watched it. It was pretty good. Same as Mito, I watched that episode first. Yeah, it was good. It brought back a lot of memories, good memories,” added Niemann. “It also brought a lot of tough memories, just watching Mito — I mean, for us being outside the golf course, it’s just — I think you feel more pressure being outside.
“I’m also really proud the way that Mito took it, like a learning experience,” he continued. “I think watching it over and over again and people talking about it, I think it’s good to go over it and see what went wrong, what went good, and just stay positive that week like he took it.”
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Both players are members of Torque GC, captained by Niemann, which also includes Sebastian Munoz and David Puig, who played for three different teams in 2022. Pereira and Sebastian Munoz will make their LIV debuts this week.
“I’m really happy having Mito and Sebastian just sign after we’ve been together probably three, four years on Tour,” Niemann said of his new teammates. “I think it’s going to be really, really fun. I think the practice rounds are being really competitive, the four of us.”
“It’s been exciting. It’s felt like school these last couple days with the shoots, having everyone do pictures. It’s feeling good. It’s feeling new, fresh,” Munoz said of his first impressions of LIV. “As these guys said, you know, like we used to kind of team up in the events before, stay in the same house. So it’s kind of like the same concept. See each other, compete with each other, train with each other, and just perform.”
The LIV Golf League is hosting its 2023 season opener this week on Mexico’s Riviera Maya at Mayakoba’s El Camaleon Golf Course, Feb. 24-26.