World No 1 Brooks Koepka to headline Hero Challenge in Abu Dhabi
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 13/01/20 9:21am
World No 1 Brooks Koepka will make his Hero Challenge debut on Tuesday when he headlines a star-studded line-up in Abu Dhabi, live on Sky Sports.
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Koepka is one of six players featuring at the innovative shootout event at the Yas Marina Circuit, traditionally used for Formula One, ahead of teeing it up at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship later this week.
The American is joined by former Masters champion Danny Willett, who finished runner-up of the Dubai edition of the Hero Challenge last November, with Louis Oosthuizen, Bernd Wiesberger, Matt Fitzpatrick and Viktor Hovland completing the field.
''The Hero Challenge will be a great way to start my first tournament week of the season and I'm looking forward to getting involved in the fun," Koepka said.
"I'm a competitive guy when it comes to most things and I'm sure this will be no different once we get going, and it's pretty cool to have the chance to play golf at such an iconic location.
The @HeroChallGolf is heading to Abu Dhabi on Tues 14th Jan, hosted by @vernonkay & @Iona_Stephen!— Hero Challenge Golf (@HeroChallGolf) January 6, 2020
6 of the world’s best players - including World No.1 @BKoepka will be going head to head at the iconic Yas Marina F1 Circuit.
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Vernon Kay and Iona Stephen will host the floodlit event, live on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 2.30pm, with the competition the first of five Hero Challenges during the 2020 season.
The Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik and Annika in Stockholm, the Betfred British Masters at Close House in England and the Porsche European Open in Hamburg will also host Hero Challenges, before the season-ending event takes place in November ahead of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Watch the Hero Challenge live from Abu Dhabi on Sky Sports! Live coverage begins on Tuesday from 2.30pm on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event!