The Hero Challenge at Edinburgh Castle
The European Tour’s fast and fun night golf event pitted six of the stars of this week’s Aberdeen Standard Investment’s Scottish Open against each other in the target golf contest at the world-famous visitor attraction.
A vocal crowd of more than 4000 fans created an electric atmosphere at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo’s extraordinary amphitheatre in front of Edinburgh Castle – a key part of the Edinburgh World Heritage Site.
The unique event – which was broadcast live on Sky Sports and attracted over 500,000 viewers to the official live stream on Twitter – kicked off with two groups of three players taking aim from a specially built platform at a target 80 metres away on the castle esplanade.
Defending Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open champion Rafa Cabrera Bello and English Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter saw off the challenge of rising Indian star Shubhankar Sharma, and despite the backing of the passionate home support, Scotland’s Richie Ramsay also exited at the group stage as Hoffman and Kuchar set up semi-final clashes with Cabrera Bello and Poulter respectively.