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Watch: 'I feel a bit sick' - Jamie Dornan 'glad it's over' after battling nerves at Irish Open Pro-Am

Actor Jamie Dornan says he is glad his round is over after admitting battling nerves ahead of the Irish Open Pro-Am event on Wednesday.

Speaking at the Portstewart Golf Club, the Holywood star said he was "bewildered" by the huge event.

He said: "I feel a bit sick to be honest - I don't like playing golf in front of people.

"I don't really like playing golf," he joked.

"I'm a bit bewildered by it all, I just got off a flight so I feel a bit out of it. But it is going to be good fun and look at the day we got, it's going to be class up here."

But how did he do on the course? "Mostly bad shots, particularly at the end," he told Belfast Telegraph Digital reporter Gareth Hanna.

"It's horrible playing golf in front of people when you're not good at golf."

Jamie was among a host of famous faces competing in the Pro Am event.

Fellow Northern Ireland actor James Nesbitt also made an appearance, as did former Westlife star Shane Filan, TV presenter Vernon Kay and Hollywood actor Aidan Quinn.

Kevin Baird and Sam Halliday from Two Door Cinema Club are included in the line-up - before they officially open the tournament with a concert at the Portstewart Golf Club.

This year's Irish Open is hosted by the Rory Foundation and will run until Sunday, July 9.

Speaking about the event, Co Down golfer, and defending champion, Rory McIlroy said: “I think this is one of the best Pro-Am line-ups you could ask for."

Jamie Dornan, Justin Rose, Jimmy Nesbitt and Steve Martin tee off (Pacemaker)
Jamie Dornan, Justin Rose, Jimmy Nesbitt and Steve Martin tee off (Pacemaker)
Jamie Dornan, Justin Rose, Jimmy Nesbitt and Steve Martin tee off (Pacemaker)
Jamie Dornan, Justin Rose, Jimmy Nesbitt and tee off
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Jamie Dornan, Justin Rose, Jimmy Nesbitt and tee off
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Jamie Dornan tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Jimmy Nesbitt tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Jamie Dornan poses for a photograph with a fan during the Pro-Am day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Niall Carson/PA Wire.
Jamie Dornan during the Pro-Am day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Niall Carson/PA Wire.
Jamie Dornan tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
James Nesbitt poses for a photograph with fans during the Pro-Am day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Niall Carson/PA Wire.
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy, AP McCoy and Pep Guardiola on the 7th during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy and Dermot Desmond on the 6th green during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 AP McCoy teeing off on the 6th hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Andrew Johnston tees off on the 1st hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Andrew Johnston tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Pep Guardiola teeing off on the 6th hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy putting on the 6th green during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy helps line up a putt on the 6th green for JP McManus as AP McCoy and Pep Guardiola look during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Pep Guardiola lining up a putt on the 6th green look during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy teeing off on the 6th hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy teeing off on the 6th hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy teeing off on the 6th hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Pep Guardiola on the 7th hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Dermot Desmond on the 7th hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy teeing off on the 6th hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 JP McManus on the 7th hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy, Pep Guardiola and AP McCoy on the 2nd hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy and Pep Guardiola on the 2nd hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy playing his second shot on the 5th during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy teeing off on the 6th hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy teeing off on the 6th hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Pep Guardiola plays out of the bunker on the 4th during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy on the 4th hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy walks off the 3rd tee during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Pep Guardiola plays out of the bunker on the 4th during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy on the 5th green during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a putt on the 5th green during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy on the 5th green during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy, Dermot Desmond and JP McManus playing in the Pro-Am during the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy teeing off on the 3rd hole during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy walks off the 3rd tee during the Pro-Am at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PressEye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory McIlroy, Dermot Desmond and JP McManus playing in the Pro-Am during the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf Championship at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com Picture by Peter Morrison/PressEye.com
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Rory McIlroy on the first tee
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Rory McIlroy on the first tee
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Rory McIlroy on the first tee
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Rory McIlroy on the first tee with Pep Guardiola, JP McManus, Dermot Desmond and Tony McCoy
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Rory McIlroy on the first tee with Pep Guardiola, JP McManus.
Rory McIlroy hits his opening tee-shot at the Irish Open Pro Am on Wednesday.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Rory McIlroy on the first tee
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Rory McIlroy signs an autograph for one excited young fan
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Rory McIlroy on the first tee
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Rory McIlroy on the first tee
Rory McIlroy arrives at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Paddy Wallace tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Harry Dimond tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Tom McKibbin tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Graeme McDowell tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Miguel Ángel Jiménez tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Graeme McDowell tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Graeme McDowell tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Padraig Harrington tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Darren Clarke tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Graeme McDowell tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Graeme McDowell tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Graeme McDowell tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Graeme McDowell tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Miguel Ángel Jiménez tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Darren Clarke tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory Mcliroy meets with Harry Gregg at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th July 2017 Rory Mcliroy meets with Harry Gregg at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation Invitational Pro-Am at Portstewart Golf Club, Co.Derry / Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Picture by Matt Mackey / presseye.com
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Miguel Angel Jimenez on the putting greens
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Local hero Darren Clarke on the putting green
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Local hero Darren Clarke tees off
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Local hero Darren Clarke tees off
PACEMAKER BELFAST 05/07/2017 Wednesday is the PRO AM at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Local hero Darren Clarke is a big hit with the fans on the first tee
Graeme McDowell tees off in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro Am on Wednesday.

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