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One Direction's Niall Horan speaks to Rory McIlroy in Dubai interview

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Watch Niall Horan switch from musician to reporter to host an interview with Rory McIlroy ahead of the Dubai Desert Classic

Niall Horan had the chance to be on the other side of the microphone by hosting a special interview during the pro-am ahead of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

McIlroy previews Dubai return
McIlroy previews Dubai return

Rory McIlroy looks ahead to this week's Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The One Direction star and keen golfer had the chance to play alongside Rory McIlroy for the pre-tournament event at Emirates Golf Club, where he was also given the opportunity to pose some questions to the four-time major champion.

Horan famously caddied for McIlroy in the par-three contest at Augusta ahead of the 2015 Masters and has appeared in a number of pro-am events since, with the chart-topping musician's golf game having improved significantly in recent years.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 24:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot during the pro-am as a preview for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Image: McIlroy won the Dubai Desert Classic in 2009 and 2015

With Sky Sports Golf's presenter and usual interviewer Nick Dougherty moved aside, Horan took control of the microphone to look ahead to the week with the two-time Dubai champion.

From reflecting on a strong start to the campaign for McIlroy in Abu Dhabi to discussing the build-up to the major season, the pair chatted their way through a range of golfing topics in a Sky Sports Golf special.

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Click on the video above to watch the full interview!

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Watch the Omega Dubai Desert Classic throughout the week live on Sky Sports. Live coverage begins on Thursday from 4am on Sky Sports Golf and 5.15am on Sky Sports Main Event.

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