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One Direction star to caddie for McIlroy at Par 3

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Rory McIlroy will have the attention of fans young and old at Wednesday’s Par 3 Contest. 

On his bag during the annual Masters tradition will be Niall Horan, a member of the popular boy band One Direction. 

How popular, you ask? Horan has more than 22 million followers on Twitter.

McIlroy said that he made plans with the 21-year-old late last year in Australia.

“I said, ‘If you’re available Wednesday afternoon and you want to carry the bag for nine holes, you’re more than welcome,’" McIlroy said Tuesday. 

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