The Hero Challenge is set to thrill the crowds at Dundonald Links this evening as the build-up to the 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open continues. Fans can secure free entry by booking online.
The Hero Challenge is back after its debut at the British Masters, and this time The Open Champion Henrik Stenson will be amongst the European Tour stars and celebrity guests who will compete in the exciting one-hole knockout contest at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire.
The Swede will join reigning Hero Challenge champion Alex Levy and six other golfing stars just two days before the Scottish Open gets under way.
Television host Vernon Kay will present the action as eight players take part in seven quick-fire head-to-head straight knockout matches to determine the champion, with the entire contest concluded in less than an hour. The action at Dundonald will be take place over a specially constructed par three hole on the 18th and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports from 7.30 to 8.30 pm, as well as across the European Tour’s global broadcast platform and on www.europeantour.com
Before the professionals bid to claim the Hero Challenge title, celebrities including former Scotland rugby player and Strictly Come Dancing star Thom Evans and Westlife alum Brian McFadden will entertain the crowd with their own knock-out contest.
Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour, said: “The inaugural Hero Challenge proved hugely popular with players and spectators last year, and we are delighted, with the support of Hero MotoCorp, to expand the concept to three tournaments this year, starting at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
“We have embraced shorter formats like the Hero Challenge and the recent GolfSixes tournament to appeal to new audiences and this one-hole straight knockout contest provides fast-paced entertainment, whilst showcasing the considerable skill of our players.”
Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 7.30pm.
Get free entry to the Hero Challenge by booking in advance via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.