1D star to caddie for Rory

Niall Horan will caddie for Rory McIlroy during the Masters Par 3 contest on Wednesday.

In a stroke of marketing genius, Horan, who hails from Ireland, will carry the world number one’s bag during the Par 3 contest at Augusta.

The nine hole par 3 competition serves as a preamble to the main event, which tees off on Thursday.

“He’s been excited to come here,” McIlroy said of the 21-year-old superstar on ESPN.

“He’s never been to the Masters. I caught up with him in Australia at the end of last year and he was really excited, and I said, ‘If you’re available Wednesday afternoon and you want to carry the bag for nine holes, you’re more than welcome.’

“He’s excited to be here and [I’m] looking forward to spending a bit of time with him out there tomorrow.”

Also participating in the nine hole contest is 14-time Major winner Tiger Woods, who will be assisted by his children Sam and Charlie.