THE Hero Challenge is returning to Scotland, with The Renaissance Club hosting the fast and fun shoot-out contest before the start of next month’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.
Six of the world’s leading golfers will battle it out for the second Hero Challenge title of the season on Tuesday July 9, and fans can get free tickets to watch this exciting event.
The Hero Challenge will take place on the par three 15th hole at The Renaissance Club, with the surroundings of the Tom Doak-designed course along the Firth of Forth providing a stunning backdrop to proceedings.
Nestling on 300 acres, The Renaissance Club is one of the newest additions to the world-famous stretch known as Scotland’s Golf Coast and is quickly becoming established as another East Lothian gem.
Former winners of the Hero Challenge in Scotland are 2018 Masters Tournament winner Patrick Reed, who triumphed at Dundonald Links in 2017, and current World N0. 13 Matt Kuchar, who defeated compatriot Charley Hoffman in last year’s final.
European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said: “The Hero Challenge has provided an excellent start to the week of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open over the last two years, and we can’t wait for spectators to get their first glimpse of what to expect at The Renaissance Club.
“The Hero Challenge is popular with players and spectators alike and illustrates perfectly one of our key pillars of innovation. We must commend the vision and support of Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for helping us develop this unique event.”
The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open once again takes its place as part of the Rolex Series – the premium category of tournaments on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, each with a minimum prize fund of US$7million.
Some of the world’s best golfers will to it up at The Renaissance Club from July 11-14, including defending champion Brandon Stone, of South Africa, four-time Major Champion and current World No. 4 Rory McIlroy, 2017 US PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas, 2015 Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open champion Rickie Fowler and European Ryder Cup stalwarts Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson.
Free tickets for The Hero Challenge can be obtained here.
Fans can buy Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open tickets from £18 here.