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Jul 13th, 2016

Danny Willett and Joey Barton triumph

In Callaway golf and football challenge

Danny Willett and Joey Barton triumphDanny Willett, partnered with newly signed Rangers player and six handicapper Joey Barton, competed in a challenge that mixed golf with football, as the pair won Callaway's pre-Open competition at Ibrox in Glasgow. 

Ten of Callaway top golfers teamed up with Rangers' players and staff to take on the dual-sport challenge.

Other pairings included Henrik Stenson and Kenny Miller, life long Rangers fan Marc Warren and John Brown, and Scottish Open champion Alex Noren and David Weir.

The first challenge that the pairs took on was the 118 yard wedge challenge, with each team member pitching from the Main Stand at Ibrox into a target area in the centre of the pitch.

Danny Willett and Joey Barton triumph

Danny Willett and Joey Barton triumph

Then the golf was switched to football, with all team members taking penalty kicks.

Whilst Henrik Stenson could only shoot wide, Danny Willett kept his composure and calmly slotted home his pen.


The ultra-competitive pairing of Willett and Barton was to prove too much for the other teams, as they walked away with a convincing victory.

This was Danny Willett's take on it: “You could say the pitch shot got me ready for Troon’s famous ‘Postage Stamp’ 8th – almost exactly the same distance. It was great fun to partner Joey, even though I’m a Liverpool fan!”

Danny Willett and Joey Barton triumph

Team Callaway


Click here or on the image below to see how GP got on when they competed with Danny Willett in a 6 sport challenge

Danny Willett and Joey Barton triumph


TAGS: Callaway, Danny Willett, The Open, Royal Troon