Fair play to top golfer Tommy Fleetwood. Not only is he willing to go around with the shaggiest barnet a golf club’s seen since Miguel Angel Jimenez was in his cigar-puffing pomp, but he only went and threw the proverbial golfing gauntlet down to Sir Harold Kane, England and Tottenham goal-scorer extraordinaire.
Fearless compettitor that he is, the free-scoring forward was only too keen to oblige as part of the Paddy Power Golf Shootout.
Both stars were part of a pro-am field packed full of famous names who did battle at the Centurion Club in Hertfordshire a couple of weeks ago – all at an appropriate social distance, naturally.
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Paddy drew up the most devilishly difficult set of golfing challenges he could think of ahead of the much-anticipated shootout and, well, it’s fair to say we saw who the real pros and amateurs were.
Runner-up in last year’s Open, Fleetwood wasn’t backward in putting the pressure on his footballing foe in the build-up: “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”
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.”
And even if he felt the nerves tingling, his faithful manager – yes, Jose Mourinho himself – was there to offer moral support, and maybe a few psychological mind-game tricks, if needed.
But did the Spurs star need a helping hand? Or was Fleetwood firing when the two faced-off on course?
Here’s all the action from their epic 3-hole challenge.