Rory Mcilroy and Niall Horan stand on the red carpet before the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award at Odyssey Arena on Dec. 20, 2015, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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By EXTRA SPIN STAFF
Monday, December 21, 2015

He recently got engaged, but Rory McIlroy showed up at the BBC Sports Awards with someone other than his fiancée at his side: One Direction's Niall Horan.

The Irish pair, who have become fast friends, attended the award ceremony in Belfast together last night. With his band newly on hiatus, Horan has said that he’d like to focus on improving his golf game, something his famous friend can surely help him out with. Horan has caddied for McIlroy in the past, including at the Masters Par-3 Contest.

Although he didn’t bring his wife-to-be, Erica Stoll, to this event, McIlroy was spotted earlier this week in Dublin carrying several shopping bags, perhaps prepping for Christmas. It’ll be tough to top the stunning diamond he gave her just a few weeks ago.

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