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Watch: My first shot could have ended up in the sea, says Jamie Dornan

By Gareth Hanna

Jamie Dornan is not a man who looks like he gets flustered easily.

But he felt the nerves going on to the first tee at the Irish Open Pro Am. He said he even felt sick and, well, the jangles maybe got the better of him as his first shot didn't go to plan.

After coming off the 18th green, he described his opening tee-shot: "Very, very, very far right. I hit it just so far right I can't even describe. It might have ended up in the sea, which says it all really.

"I played the Dunhill the last few years so I've got a wee bit of a taste for it but this is bigger than anything.

"The first tee this morning was insane. I felt physically sick. It's horrible playing in front of people if you're not good at golf, which I'm not."

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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