Competing in the TOPSHOT Advanced game, each player will have 20 shots, split into four rounds of five balls, with points awarded for hitting targets at increasing distances. The player with the highest number of points at the conclusion of the four rounds will be crowned the winner.
Fans will be able to watch the event, which will be hosted by Vernon Kay and Iona Stephen, live on the European Tour’s YouTube channel from 7:00pm UAE time (3:00pm GMT).
Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, strengthened its commitment to innovation in golf with the Hero Challenge on the European Tour and is also title sponsor of the Hero Indian Open, which returns to the Race to Dubai calendar in 2022.
Dr Pawan Munjal, Chairman & CEO, Hero MotoCorp, and one of the foremost corporate icons, said: “The Hero Challenge has been a path-breaking innovation in Golf, which has helped bringing in new fans to the game across the globe. As the world gradually comes out of a challenging phase, golf is going to play an important role in adding cheer to the sports loving people, with the Hero Challenge playing the role of a catalyst role. I am sure the Hero Challenge at the DP World Tour Championship is going to be a fitting finale to the season.”
Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour group, said: “We are delighted to kick-start the week of the DP World Tour Championship with the final Hero Challenge of the 2021 season. The challenges themselves have provided some great entertainment this year and we look forward to seeing four of our stars compete at Topgolf Dubai. Dr Munjal continues to be one of India’s great innovators and my thanks go to him and Hero MotoCorp for their unwavering support of golf and the European Tour.”
Christopher May, Chief Executive of Dubai Golf, the owner/operator of Topgolf Dubai, said: “Topgolf Dubai is one of Dubai’s most popular entertainment destinations and it’s going to prove a fun, interactive and exciting arena for the final Hero Challenge of 2021. We are delighted to host the Hero Challenge and can’t wait to see how some of the world’s best golfers face off in the TOPSHOT format, all against the stunning backdrop of Dubai’s city skyline.
The first Hero Challenge of 2021 saw Ryder Cup stars Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter given 50 balls each to attempt a hole-in-one at the Renaissance Club in Scotland.
The second saw a team of four golfers break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the ‘Fastest hole of golf by a team of four’. Sean Crocker, Nicolai Højgaard, Min Woo Lee and Wilco Nienaber set a new record time of 24.75 seconds at Real Club Valderrama.
The new-look Hero Challenges follow on from the success of the live shows between 2016 and 2020, staged at iconic venues such as Edinburgh Castle in Scotland’s capital and the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.