Pics: Rory McIlory and Niall Horan were playing a round today

As he builds up to defend his PGA title at Wentworth Rory McIlory once again employed the services of Ireland’s One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan to help.

By Liam Kelly

Rory McIlroy got his defence of the BMW PGA Championship underway with the traditional star-studded Pro-Am at Wentworth. The recently crowned Wells Fargo Championship winner was down to partner One Direction band member and fellow Irishman Niall Horan and they were to face ex-Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes and ex-Everton captain and Scholes’ former teammate Phil Neville. 

Since McIlroy being the world class player that he is had to tee off on the first hole quite a bit back from the other celebrities. The pairs both headed for the first hole, teeing off time was 8am. 

It is not the first time the pop star has been on the fairway with the world’s best golf player, he caddied the 4 time major winner in the Par 3 contest in Augusta before the Masters where Horan revealed his handicap of 12. The duo seemed to enjoy the day out with laughter sighted constantly in there direction.

Here are the two lads warming up


Morning practice session with One Direction's Niall Horan before the #BMWPGA Pro-Am. ⛳️

Posted by Rory McIlroy on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

No word yet on the final scores but our money is on Rory to be the winner in this group.

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