One Direction star Niall Horan to play in Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Last Updated: 22/09/16 3:11pm
One Direction star Niall Horan is to play in next month's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews.
The 23-year-old, who is still a member of his hometown club Mullingar in Westmeath, caddied for Rory McIlroy last year in the traditional par-three tournament curtain-raiser to The Masters in Augusta and is now looking forward to taking part in the Scottish event.
Horan said: "I love the history and tradition of golf and the Alfred Dunhill Links is played at the most iconic venue in the world.
"It will be amazing walking these famous fairways with so many great professionals and actually being a part of the tournament.
"I hope I can create a few moments of my own, but simply being there and being part of this great event is enough."
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The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which takes place from October 6-9, celebrates links golf at its finest and has raised millions of pounds for charity since its inception.
The Championship is played over three of the world's best known and respected links courses - the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and the Kingsbarns Golf Links.
Horan, who is a partner in golf management company Modest! Golf, which aims to discover the next generation of talented young golfers, is also a great supporter of charity.
In May 2016, he teamed up with Justin Rose to create the Horan and Rose Gala which raised more than £800,000 for charity.
He said: "Helping more people to take up golf, especially those who cannot afford it or for whom it is difficult, is something I am very passionate about. I am delighted to see the Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation actively supports young golfers."