Niall Horan, Justin Timberlake, Justin Rose Surprise Drive, Chip, and Putt Contestants

April 3, 2016

As if playing at the mecca of American golf weren’t cool enough for the contestants competing in the Drive, Chip and Putt competition at Augusta National on Sunday, the youngsters got a visit from some celebrity fans. 

Pop superstar Justin Timberlake, One Direction member Niall Horan and, oh yeah, 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose surprised the kids who were at Augusta to compete in the DCP finals. 

Their appearance, which appeared on Golf Channel, opened with the three stars driving over to nearby River Golf Club in North Augusta, South Carolina where the kids were practicing, chatting about their experiences playing Augusta National. At one point, as they’re driving around town, Rose says to his fellow passengers that “you guys are bringing sexy back to golf.” The quip elicits groans from Timberlake and Horan.

When the trio arrives back at the club, they hang out with the kids and snap a few selfies ( If they had been at Augusta, this would have been a no-no). You can forgive the youngsters for thinking that competing at Augusta would be the highlight of their day.