Mullingar star, Niall Horan, having learned from Rory McIlroy, plans to find new talent under Modest Golf Management.

Irish golfer Rory McIlroy might be the king of the links, but when it comes to singing onstage, the smart money says he’ll choke.

The champion made a deal with One Direction for a work exchange challenge. 1D’s token Irishman, Niall Horan, caddied for Rory at the Masters in Augusta last week on the eve of the start of the tourney. Horan made a dog’s dinner of the opportunity – taking an embarrassing tumble, and then hitting a ball into the lake – much to McIlroy’s amusement.

“[Niall’s] been a great sport for doing it,” McIlroy told The Sun newspaper. “I stuck him with a big bag for the first nine holes. I think he was expecting something lighter."

Well, it seems Horan will have the last laugh -- the other half of the bargain was that McIlroy has to appear onstage at a 1D concert in Foxborough, Massachusetts on September 12. And let’s just say that singing in the shower is about the extent of Rory’s abilities.

And let the slagging begin . . .

“He’s allowed to pick the song, that was part of the deal,” Horan told The Sun. “If I went on the bag with him he would come on stage and sing with us.”

Niall couldn’t resist a dig: “Apparently [McIlroy’s] terrible.”

For his part, the world’s top golfer doesn’t expect to be offered former 1D member Zayn Malik’s position any time soon.

“I'm not looking forward to [the concert],” he laughed.