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By Marika Washchyshyn
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rory McIlroy—World No. One Directioner?

To add to the media frenzy of McIlroy selecting One Direction star Niall Horan as his caddie for the Par-3 Contest at Augusta National last week, reports are circulating that the world No. 1 will appear onstage with the blockbuster boy band in September.

Horan says it's 'payback' for him flubbing a shot on the 9th during the Par-3.

"That was part of the deal, if I was going on the bag, he would come on stage and sing with us," Horan said. "[McIlroy] said, if he was allowed to pick the song, he would do it."

McIlroy has been quiet on the subject, naturally saving his vocal power for the proposed appearance Sept. 12, when One Direction plays Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. McIlroy will have played in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston the week before.

So was the deal brokered on the basis of McIlroy being able to carry a tune?

"Apparently, he's terrible," said Horan.

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