All laughs at Augusta as One Direction star Niall Horan caddies for world number one Rory McIlroy
Published 08/04/2015 | 20:40
One Direction singer Niall Horan swapped the stage for white overalls in Augusta today as caddied for Rory McIlroy in today's par-three tournament ahead of the Masters.
World number one McIlroy invited Horan to caddie for him in the light-hearted Augusta event when they met in Australia last year, and Horan agreed to take up the chance and he posed for photo with the man-of-the-moment McIlroy and the legendary Tiger Woods.
It comes a year after the McIlroy gave the caddying responsibilities to his then fiancee Caroline Wozniacki for the par-three event.
Masters title favourite McIlroy said: "I've got Niall from One Direction caddying for me, which should be good fun. He's been excited to come here. He's never been to the Masters.
"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.
McIlroy is not the only player with an eye-catching caddie for the par-three contest.
Tiger Woods, preparing for his return to competitive golf after a recent hiatus, warmed up for the Masters with daughter Sam and son Charlie his nominated bag carriers.
Other famous names to have been bag carriers at previous par-three Masters events include former tennis players Andy Roddick, for Zach Johnson in 2011, and Chris Evert, for then husband Greg Norman in 2009.