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Niall Horan loves a bit of golf: 7 other popstars and their sporting obsessions


If you’re a Directioner, you’re probably already aware of Niall’s love of Golf.

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He’s been speaking to Today’s Golfer magazine (Really?) about his love for the game and how it’s helps him relax.

“Well, I’ve got into it more over the past four or five years and appreciate it more. When I was on the road with One Direction it allowed me to escape the hotel for a few hours and relax. Harry and I used to play a fair bit and travelling so much has allowed me to play some amazing courses all over the world. It’s a great way to escape from everything for a few hours.”

Niall isn’t the only one with a sporting obsession. We’ve found 9 other pop stars who love to let their hair down with the beautiful game (or another sport!)

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1) Beyoncé: As we learnt last week, Queen Bey enjoys a bit of tennis. She popped into Wimbledon to watch her BFF Serena Williams play (and win) ahead of her gig at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 9th July 2016

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2) Olly Murs: Olly is a regular at Soccer Aid and is known to be a huge football fan, supporting Manchester United.

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3) Justin Timberlake: Justin and wife Jessica Biel are regulars at various basketball games in the US. Justin has previously participated in charity games and even has a regulation-size basketball court in his back garden.

4) Louis Tomlinson: Louis joined Niall at this year’s Soccer Aid event and even beat him! Louis is the top dog in the football 1D camp.

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5) Justin Bieber: On his time off, you can regularly catch Justin Bieber at a basketball game or two. He’s a bit of an addict and has been known to show off his skills every now and then.

6) Drake: Not only is Drake a MASSIVE Toronto Raptors fan, he’s also a Global Ambassador for the basketball team. His love run deep.

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7) Rihanna: Football, Basketball, American Football; Rihanna does them all. We all saw her tweeting during the World Cup in 2014, although, we do wonder who she really supports.

Who are your favourite pop star sport stars? Have we missed anyone? We’re waiting for you @maximumpop

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