Hero Cup Winners and History
Kicking off the DP World Tour in 2023 is the inaugural Hero Cup.
The Hero Cup is a team match play event, with a team from Continental Europe facing off against a team from Great Britain and Ireland.
In the event, the two ten-man teams will have a session of fourballs on the first day, two foursomes sessions on Saturday and singles matches on Sunday. All players will compete in each session.
Twenty five points are available across the sessions.
In 2023, the Captains are Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood. 2023 Ryder Cup Captain Luke Donald will oversee the event.
This is no doubt an effort to get some match play practice in ahead of the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy.
The Hero Cup is one of three DP World Tour events sponsored by the company, including the Hero Dubai Desert Classic and the Hero Indian Open.
The event will be played at The Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which for sixteen years hosted the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The club is a 7, 642-yard par 72 with a closing 562 yard eighteenth over water.
Hero is Hero Motorcorp, an India-based motorcycle and scooter manufacturer. For more on Hero Motorcorp, read the article at the link.
The Hero Cup will run concurrently with a D4D (Golf For the Disabled Tour) event on Friday and Saturday.
Continental Europe 14.5 – 10.5 Great Britain and Ireland