Netflix Cup Winners: Results and Exploration
Netflix Cup at Wynn Las Vegas marks the streaming service's first live sporting event. Justin Thomas and Carlos Sainz win nail-biting match.
The inaugural Netflix Cup made history as the streaming service's first live sporting event, held at the Wynn Golf Club in Wynn Las Vegas on November 14. The event saw Justin Thomas and Carlos Sainz emerge victorious in a thrilling closest-to-the-pin match against Tony Finau and Pierre Gasly on the final hole. Despite the obstacles they faced, Thomas and Sainz proved to be worthy winners, showcasing their strength throughout the competition.
The event was hosted by comedian Bert Kreischer, NFL legend Marshawn Lynch, PGA TOUR player Joel Dahmen, and sportscaster Kay Adams. The star-studded event also saw surprise appearances from notable celebrities such as Mark Wahlberg, Blake Griffin, Steve Aoki, Collin Morikawa, and Patrick Mahomes, adding to the excitement of the occasion.
The Netflix Cup raised the stakes by offering a $4.56 million donation to charity for hitting a hole-in-one on the par-3 hole. While no one achieved the elusive hole-in-one, the absence of red light rule violations led to a substantial $456,000 donation to the Las Vegas Grand Prix Foundation's Million Meals Project, dedicated to providing at least one million meals to communities facing food insecurity.
The event was a vibrant and celebrity-filled occasion that brought motorsports and golf together. It also served as a celebration of the city's first-ever Formula 1 race set to take place on Saturday evening. The night was lively and entertaining, with a focus on golf playing second fiddle to the grand celebration in Las Vegas.