BBC Sport - Pop star Niall Horan hails Northern Ireland Open's new sixes shootout format

Horan happy with NI Open's new direction

Pop star Niall Horan says his golf management company's decision to again back the Northern Ireland Open was a "no brainer" after the announcement of a new final-day format.

The top 24 players after Saturday's third round will be involved in a series of six-hole stroke play matches.

The innovation in the Galgorm Castle event is a tweaking of the format used at the inaugural World Super 6 European Tour event in Australia in February.