Paddy Power Golf Shootout: Harry Kane answers challenge from World No.10 Tommy Fleetwood

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Tommy Fleetwood has issued a challenge to Harry Kane ahead of the Paddy Power Golf Shootout – and the England football captain is up for it.

Both players are part of a star-studded pro-am field preparing to do battle at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire from 12pm Friday.

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Paddy’s come up with a fiendishly difficult set of golfing challenges ahead of the much-anticipated shootout and it’s fair to say some of the celebs rate themselves a bit.

News of this has clearly filtered through to Fleetwood, who came runner-up in last year’s Open, and he took to Twitter to ratchet up the pressure on Kane, the 2018 football World Cup golden boot winner.

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The event is subject to a rigorous, government-approved Covid-19 testing process, with all participants – and skeleton production crew- tested before being permitted to attend.

He tweeted: “Hey @HKane, a little birdie says you rate yourself as a golfer. Let’s find out over three holes at the @paddypower Golf Shootout. #PPgolf”

Never one to shirk a challenge, Kane has responded – thought he immediately tried to play down his ability on the fairway and beyond.

He replied: “Depends how many shots you’re giving me! Look forward to it.”

The true test of Kane’s golfing prowess will be streamed live and for free across the globe from 12pm tomorrow on Paddy Power’s YouTube and Twitter pages.

Tottenham hero Kane and Everton fan Fleetwood will be joined by Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston, Piers Morgan, Jamie Redknapp, Carly Booth, Peter Crouch, Thomas Bjorn, Andrew Flintoff and Paul McGinley for the sporting event of the summer (so far).

Kane and Fleetwood will be able to examine each other’s swings from close range as they have been paired in Group 2 for the Shootout which will tee off around 3.45pm after the completion of the challenges round from midday.

GROUPINGS FOR THE PADDY POWER SHOOTOUT:

Group 1: Morgan, Booth, Flintoff, Beef, McGinley

Group 2: Kane, Fleetwood, Redknapp, Bjorn, Crouch

PAIRINGS FROM THE PADDY POWER SKILLS CHALLENGE: 

Piers Morgan and Tommy Fleetwood

Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston and Freddie Flintoff

Paul McGinley and Peter Crouch

Thomas Bjorn and Jamie Redknapp

These two could be box office and you can find out about other potential beef in the field by checking out our guide to the runners and riders. You might also want to brush up on the rules. We are revolutionising golf forever, after all.

There’s going to be all kind of madness going on at the Centurion Club tomorrow so make sure you’re watching Paddy Power’s YouTube channel or Twitter page from 12pm tomorrow.