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Niall Horan flies home to Ireland for big golfing weekend

One Direction star Niall Horan is getting serious about his golf game during the band's hiatus after jetting in to his native Ireland for the upcoming 2016 Irish Open Pro Am contest.

The singer touched down in Dublin on Tuesday (17May16), ahead of his tee-off later this week at the K-Club in Kildare.

"Good to be back in the homeland. Going to be a great week hosted by @McIlroyRory," Niall tweeted.

The pop star previously joined his pal Rory McIlroy as a caddie at The Masters last year (15). The singer even got an opportunity to tee off on one hole at Augusta, Georgia - and then he and Rory posed for a picture with golfing legend Tiger Woods.