Friday 30 September 2016

'He gets to pick the song' - details of Rory McIlroy's one-off performance with One Direction revealed

Published 13/04/2015 | 16:09

Rory McIlroy appears to be showing Niall Horan some dance moves as the One Direction singer caddied for him at the Par-Three tournament at the US Masters in Augusta
Rory McIlroy appears to be showing Niall Horan some dance moves as the One Direction singer caddied for him at the Par-Three tournament at the US Masters in Augusta
Niall Horan (left) and Rory McIlroy (right) at the US Masters in Augusta
One Direction singer Niall Horan (R) caddies for Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the par 3 event held ahead of the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia April 8, 2015
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland shakes hands with One Direction singer Niall Horan (R) after Horan caddied for him during the par 3 event held ahead of the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia April 8, 2015
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Niall Horan of the band One Direction works as a caddie for Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The original line up - Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles of One Direction

It's official - Rory McIlroy will take to the stage with One Direction on September 12 in Massachusetts.

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The five month lead in will give the world number one golfer a chance to brush up on his vocals and dance moves.

"Apparently he's terrible", Niall Horan told The Sun.

Niall is getting his own back on Rory after he fell while caddying for the Co Down golfer at the US Masters.  Not only that but he also hit a ball into a water hazard on the ninth tee.

And now the date has been set for Rory's counter-humiliation.

Given Zayn Malik's recent departure from the band there's a spot ready and waiting for Rory to fill, even if it's for one night only.

And his debut is officially slated for the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on 12 September when he'll appear on stage with the remaining four - Niall, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Liam Payne.

“He’s allowed to pick the song, that was part of the deal,” Niall told The Sun. And yes, sadly, this is a one-off. For now.

“If I went on the bag with him he would come on stage and sing with us. Apparently he’s terrible.”

Speaking at the US Masters, Rory reportedly said, ""They're playing in Boston at the end of the summer when I'm there and I'm going to have to get on stage ad maybe sing a few lines so I'm not looking forward to that.

"It's been a great afternoon and he's been a great sport for doing it. I stuck him with a big bag for the first nine holes, I think he was expecting something lighter."

Of his dodgy shot, Niall tweeted, "I've been lucky enough to do some pretty amazing things, but that's gotta be up there huh? Loved it"

"Also, can't say I've ever been so nervous in my life than when Rory handed me that golf club, horrendous shot!"

It remains to be seen how One Directioners will respond to Rory's infiltration of their beloved boy band.

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