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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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.
Depends how many shots you’re giving me! ? Look forward to it.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) June 4, 2020
He replied: “Depends how many shots you’re giving me! Look forward to it.”
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.
We signed @petercrouch as our Brand Ambassador, but he’s not been pulling his weight.
Time to get him on the golf course on Friday. Five pros, five celebs.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 3, 2020
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.