One Direction's Niall Horan to play with Rory McIlroy at Pro-Am

Rory McIlroy and One Direction's Niall Horan
McIlroy and Horan will reform their act for the Wentworth Pro-Am on 20 May

One Direction star Niall Horan will play alongside world number one Rory McIlroy at the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am later this month.

Horan, a 12-handicap player, carried McIlroy's bag at last month's Masters par-three competition in Augusta.

They will pair up again at Wentworth, playing alongside ex-footballers Phil Neville and Paul Scholes.

"I'll probably be more nervous than in front of thousands with 1D," said 21-year-old Horan.

"I'm hoping Rory will give me a few tips on calming the nerves."

Horan, one quarter of the world's most famous band at present, caused a stir at the usually reserved Augusta National Golf Club during the traditional par-three event last month.

The singer signed autographs for fans, played a tee shot that landed in the water and then tripped over before a television interview while carrying McIlroy's bag.

"Niall and I had a good fun together in the par-three contest at the Masters and I'm looking forward to seeing him again at Wentworth," McIlroy said.

Niall Horan
The singer is an honorary life member of Mullingar Golf Club in his native Ireland
Niall Horan
Horan took a tumble at the undulating Augusta course while caddying for McIlroy

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