WATCH: Niall Horan Takes On American Golf's Pressure Putt Challenge

The One Direction star was the first celebrity to take on the 60-second challenge...

Niall Horan Takes On American Golf's Pressure Putt Challenge

The One Direction star was the first celebrity to take on the 60-second challenge...

WATCH: Niall Horan Takes On American Golf's Pressure Putt Challenge

Nationwide golf retailer American Golf has teed off its new celebrity Pressure Putt Challenge with avid golf fan and one of pop music’s biggest names, Niall Horan.

The former One Direction star, who is the Director of Modest! Golf Management, stepped up to the tee in the high pressure minute-long challenge to see how many putts of increasing difficulty he could sink.

Competitors are allowed 60 seconds to hole as many putts in a row at two foot increments starting from two foot.

If you miss though, you have to start again!

Watch Niall take on the American Golf Pressure Putt Challenge below -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWFwgBqMUwk&feature=youtu.be

With the pressure on, Niall reached the six foot mark on three occasions before pulling his eight foot putt wide.

"I could only sadly get to six foot, let's see who's next," Horan said.

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Alongside Niall, American Golf is inviting stars of stage, screen and sport to take on the pressure putt challenge.

Over the next six weeks a new celebrity will take on the challenge each week to see if they can surpass Niall’s score of six foot.

First up next Monday will be Cold Feet star James Nesbitt, with legendary jockey A.P. McCoy, ex Liverpool footballer and Sky pundit Jamie Carragher and BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker following soon after.

Video of each new challenger will go live on American Golf’s social channels on Mondays at 9pm, and as you’ll see, when the pressure is on these household names can take the challenge very seriously indeed.

Follow American Golf’s social channels to be among the first to see how the challengers to his top spot fare.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x