Friday 30 September 2016

A career move? Niall Horan announced as Ryder Cup ambassador

Amy Mulvaney

Published 29/06/2016 | 14:09

Singer Niall Horan attends the first round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Singer Niall Horan attends the first round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Niall Horan of One Direction reacts to a shot during the Pro-Am prior to the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2016 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Niall Horan has been announced an ambassador for the Ryder Cup.

  • Go To

The Mullingar heart-throb is the latest ambassador to be announced for the 2016 Ryder Cup.

The former One Direction star has pursued a career in golf since the band split this year and is signed to management company Modest! Golf.

Top golfer Darren Clarke revealed the news, taking to Twitter to say: “Delighted to welcome my friend @niallofficial to Team Europe as one of our ambassadors for the 2016 Ryder Cup.”

The 22-year-old played at the BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am in May with his good pal Rory McIlroy, and said he would like to see more women playing the sport.

“I would really like to see a lot more girls playing it because the girls' tour at the moment, the LPGA tour, is absolutely amazing, and there should be more kids playing,” he said at the charity event.

The Ryder Cup takes place every two years, usually in September, and contests between teams from Europe and the United States.

Niall Horan of One Direction reacts to a shot during the Pro-Am prior to the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2016 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Niall Horan of One Direction reacts to a shot during the Pro-Am prior to the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 25, 2016 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Online Editors

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in this section