British Masters: Alex Noren and Shane Lowry added to Hero Challenge field
Last Updated: 08/10/16 2:23pm
Alex Noren and Shane Lowry have been added to the line-up for the inaugural Hero Challenge at The Grove on Tuesday evening.
The floodlit event, which will be screened live on Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports Mix from 7.30pm, is a new one-hole knockout contest taking place over a specially-constructed par-three on the 18th as part of the build-up to the British Masters.
In-form Noren, twice a winner on the European Tour this season, and US Open runner-up Lowry join tournament host Luke Donald, Ryder Cup star Andy Sullivan and fan-favourite Andrew "Beef" Johnston in the eight-man field which also includes Bernd Wiesberger, Alex Levy and Jeev Milkha Singh, meaning six different countries will be represented in the shootout.
Adding to the action will be a special one-hole celebrity shootout featuring TV personality Piers Morgan, singer Brian McFadden and cricketers Kevin Pietersen and Shane Warne.
For the professionals, the winners from the four opening round matches will progress through to two semi-finals with the subsequent two winners contesting a final head-to-head match to decide the Hero Challenge champion.
If the two opponents halve the hole, the outcome of that contest will be decided by the tee shot which was nearest to the pin.
Tickets for the 2016 British Masters supported by Sky Sports are now on general sale, with fans able to buy tickets for the final three rounds of the European Tour tournament at The Grove. They are available jointly via www.europeantourtickets.com and www.sky.com/tickets.