Monday 22 July 2019

Rory McIlroy to be joined by Niall Horan and a pair of Man United legends in Celebrity Pro Am

Niall Horan (left) and Rory McIlroy (right) at the US Masters in Augusta
Niall Horan (left) and Rory McIlroy (right) at the US Masters in Augusta Newsdesk

Rory McIlroy and One Direction star Niall Horan will resume their golfing partnership later this mont, where they will be joined on a star-studded team by Paul Scholes and Phil Neville.

Horan caddied for four-time Major Champion McIlroy in the pre-Masters Tournament Par 3 contest at Augusta National last month, and will join McIlroy in a playing capacity the BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am at Wentworth Club, on Wednesday May 20.

Life-long Manchester United fan McIlroy will also have two former Old Trafford legends on the team with Scholes and Neville completing the line-up.

“I can’t wait to play with Rory, Phil and Paul," the Mullingar singer admitted. "It’s going to be a great event. The opportunity to play in the Pro-Am with my mate Rory and two legends of football is going to be amazing – what a team!"

The global star is used to performing in front of packed arenas, but admits that he is a little nervous ohead of his playing debut

“That said, I’ve heard there are pretty big crowds there on the day, I’m used to those but not when I’m on a golf course. I’ll probably be more nervous at Wentworth than I was performing in front of thousands with 1D, so I’m hoping Rory will give me a few tips on calming the nerves.

"I love golf, it’s a fantastic sport for all ages and I would urge young people to get out there and give it a go.”

“Niall and I had a good fun together in the Par 3 contest at the Masters and I’m looking forward to seeing him again at Wentworth, without the boiler suit," McIlroy said today. "It should be a great fourball with Phil and Paul playing too, and it should appeal to a wide range of fans."

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