Liverpool Waters is to play host to some of the world’s leading golfers in May when it is the venue for the 2019 Hero Challenge.
Previously held at Canary Wharf and Edinburgh Castle and aired on Sky Sports to an audience of 125m people, the contest will see golfers attempt to hit a ball onto a target from a platform in the middle of Princes Dock.
Taking place on the evening of Tuesday May 7, it is being held as a prelude to leading European Tour event, the Betfred British Masters, which tees off at Hillside Golf Club from May 9-12.
Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood, a leading player on the European tour, is already confirmed to take part in the Hero Challenge. Past winners including current 2018 Masters Tournament champion Patrick Reed of the US, Swedish Major winner Henrik Stenson, and former world number one, England’s Lee Westwood.
Hero MotoCorp – the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters – has reaffirmed its commitment to innovation on the European Tour by continuing to support the event.
Keith Pelley, European Tour chief executive, said: “The Hero Challenge has proven to be incredibly popular with players and spectators and has continued to grow apace since the first edition in 2016.
“I know that the upcoming edition on the stunning Princes Dock will tee off another fantastic season of the Hero Challenge, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Peel Land and Property for giving us the opportunity to stage the event in such a fantastic setting.”
Liza Marco, asset manager at Liverpool Waters, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be hosting this year’s world-famous event at Princes Dock. Liverpool’s waterfront provides a spectacular backdrop for the contest and it’s a pleasure to work with the European Tour team to make the most of our fantastic city.”
Golf fans can get free tickets for the event at LostInTV.com