After part one, Full Swing settles in for a look at the fragile mentality of a professional golfer for episode two.
Focused around the struggles of four-time major winner Brooks Koepka, the audience gets a glimpse into the toll it takes on a professional when they enter the biggest slump of their career.
What’s compelling about the second episode of Full Swing is how we see the doubt creep into the psyche of Kopeka, a four-time major winner with huge sponsorship deals with Srixon and Nike.
If there’s a major takeaway from Full Swing, it is that golfers run hot for a short period, then spend the remainder of their career trying to recapture that success.
For fans, the best sports stories come when they can reach that elite level again, much like when Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters.
Contrasted with Kopeka’s struggle is the emergence of Scottie Scheffler on the PGA Tour.
After focusing the first quarter of the episode on Scheffler’s first career win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Scheffler goes on a tear winning four 2022 tournaments. Essentially, we watch Scheffler become the new Kopeka.
The episode ends by juxtaposing the 2022 Masters experience of Kopeka and Scheffler. Koepka misses the cut after shooting back-to-back 75s, while Scheffler extends his exceptional play by winning the season’s first major tournament.
Scheffler’s first major win, his fourth PGA Tour victory in 57 days, cements his place as the world’s number one player.
After the fanfare of Scheffler’s victory, we return to Florida as Koepka tries to shake his doubt about his health and diminishing skill set for the conclusion of episode two.
The final scenes show his motivation for leaving the PGA Tour and jumping to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf league for a deal rumored to be in the neighborhood of $100 million.
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