McIlroy, Morikawa and Hatton take on ‘The One Yard Fairway’

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Ahead of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the first Rolex Series event of 2022 DP World Tour season, we tasked Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa and Tyrrell Hatton with a near-impossible task – to hit a one-yard wide fairway.

In an epic opening Hero Challenge of the year, defending champion Hatton joined four-time Major Champion Rory McIlroy and the Tour’s reigning Number One Morikawa for a star-studded spectacle on the drag strip at Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, home of Formula 1’s season-ending race.

What followed was an enthralling physical and psychological battle, as all three battled themselves, the elements, and the slimmest of targets.

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Following on from the success of the live shows between 2016 and 2020, last year saw a new era begin with three different style Hero Challenges from three locations across the schedule.

Ian Poulter and Hatton were challenged to make a hole-in-one with just 50 balls each in Scotland, the Guinness World Records title for ‘Fastest hole of golf by a team of four’ was broken at Valderrama, before the year closed out with a live showpiece at TopGolf Dubai.

As in 2021, each Hero Challenge will feature some of the best and brightest players in the world in a short-form social and digital video output, which will be supplemented by a more in-depth ‘behind-the-scenes’ broadcast show from each event.

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