The Hero Challenge will visit another iconic venue this October when the European Tour’s night golf contest heads to London’s Canary Wharf.
Olympic champion Justin Rose will headline the event, as some of the world’s leading golfers tee it up at the bustling financial centre for the European Tour’s innovative one-hole shootout, which takes place on Tuesday, October 9, during the week of the Sky Sports British Masters, which Rose will host at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey.
Players will hitting from a floating tee into a specially constructed floating green in the shadow of some of London’s tallest buildings.
Rose said: “I think it’s a great idea to bring golf into the heart of London, and Canary Wharf will be pretty spectacular backdrop for the Hero Challenge. It’s always fun to do something a bit different and reach new audiences. The reaction to previous editions of the Hero Challenge has been very positive, and I’m really looking forward to taking part myself during the British Masters week.”
Keith Pelley, European Tour Chief Executive, said: “Canary Wharf is an iconic London landmark, and it will be another spectacular backdrop for the Hero Challenge, following on from Edinburgh Castle. Since we launched the Hero Challenge at the British Masters two years ago, it has grown into a hugely popular event which has captured the imagination of both our fans and our players. By taking the event to the heart of London, we are giving even more people the opportunity to see the skill and character of some of the world’s leading golfers.”
The Hero Challenge at Canary Wharf takes place on the evening of October 9. For free tickets, click here.