One Direction's Niall Horan Hails Team Europe's Ryder Cup 2012 Victory As "Unbelievable"

1 October 2012, 10:50 | Updated: 1 October 2012, 11:01

The 'Gotta Be You' star takes to Twitter following the dramatic climax to the golf tournament.

One Direction singer Niall Horan has paid tribute to the stars of the Europe Ryder Cup 2012 team after their surprise victory at the golf tournament in Illinois this weekend.

The 'What Makes You Beauitiful' singer is a keen fan of the sport and logged onto his Twitter account to call the win "amazing" and said he was proud to be a European supporter.

"Cannot believe it! What an amazing win! Soo happy to be a golf fan and be european! And also played that course before!," he tweeted.

He was also in high spirits following the victory of his favourite football team Derby County after they beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the Championship fixture yesterday (30th September) afternoon.

He wrote: "Great sporting weekend, derby beat forest,europe win ryder cup! Yeahhh budddieee." 

The three day golfing event took place at the Medinah County Club in Chicago with stars such as Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood competing in the event.

Europe came back from 10-6 behind on the final day to take victory in dramatic circumstances during the penultimate match, eventually winning 14 1/2 to 13 1/2.

Meanwhile, Niall and his bandmates were celebrating hitting the number one spot on the Vodafone Big Top 40 this week, with new single 'Live While We're Young' beating off competition from the likes of Rihanna and PSY.