Niall Horan of One Direction will caddy for Rory McIlroy at a pre-Masters friendly competition in America.
The Mullingar heartthrob will carry his friend’s clubs at the Par Three Contest which takes place annually before the famous tournament kicks off in Augusta, Georgia.
McIlroy confirmed that the pair became friendly after meeting last year.
“I caught up with him in Australia at the end of last year and he was really excited, and I said, ‘If you’re available Wednesday afternoon and you want to carry the bag for nine holes, you’re more than welcome’,” he said.
The top-ranking golfer in the world is the overall favourite to pick up the famous green blazer for the first time.
He has won all three other majors and is looking for a Grand Slam this year at the tender age of 25 and William Hill are currently offering 13-2 on the Co. Down star claiming victory on Sunday.
Golf fan Niall, who is an honourary life member of Mullingar Golf Club, confirmed the news via his Twitter account.
The Par 3 competition will be broadcast on Setanta Ireland from 8pm this evening.