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Rory McIlroy will team up with Ireland's biggest boyband sensation at the Masters

*Insert One Direction pun here*

Source: Charlie Riedel

RORY MCILROY’S MASTERS bid is heading in One Direction.

The world number one has invited boyband sensation Niall Horan to caddy for him at the par-three contest at Augusta National today. (Presumably Zayn had other commitments.)

The par-three is one of the many Masters traditions, allowing golfers to spend a bit of time mucking about with their family and friends before the real business begins on Thursday.

Then-fiancée Caroline Wozniacki caddied for Rors last year, and even rolled in this monster 30-footer.

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That wasn’t an option this year, for obvious reasons, so McIlroy turned to another of Ireland’s multi-millionaire twenty-somethings to take over from regular bagman JP Fitzgerald.

“He’s been excited to come here,” McIlroy explained. “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.

“He’s excited to be here and looking forward to spending a bit of time with him out there tomorrow.”

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