T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
Hilarious video: Mickelson, McIlroy uncomfortably club-twirling
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 2:18 p.m.
See that picture above of Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy having a grand old time twirling golf clubs like batons from a promotional event in Abu Dhabi ahead of this week's European Tour event?
A little awkward, right? Well, not as awkward as the video that's surfaced today taken by writer Bernie McGuire (h/t Geoff Shackelford).
Check it out:
Kudos to Mickelson and McIlroy for being good sports about this whole exhibition. Everything about it is hilarious -- Phil and Rory trying to find some rhythm with the foot tapping, the weird music in the background, the girls waving their heads back and forth like they're in a trance, etc.
If the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship is even 1/4 as entertaining as this video, it's going to be a fantastic week.
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