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Video Surfaces Of Phil, Rory's Painful Baton-Twirling Nightmare

Bernie McGuire posted this video of the agonzing baton-twirling session featuring Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson and it's just so much worse than the images displayed.

Phil and Rory get big points though for being good sports and for sporting expressions on their face which scream either extreme constipation or post waterboarding agony.

The video:

And in this Golfing World video has some nice close-ups of the facial expressions.

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Reader Comments (25)

OMG… talk about awkward moments and feeling obligated considering payment for services rendered … I felt like they needed a shower after watching that.
01.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterZokol
Seems Phil "quite fancies a dance." Yikes.
01.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterFWIW
OOOOOMMMMMGGGG - douche chills...
01.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterTallPK
Laughing all the way to the Bank.
01.15.2014 | Unregistered Commentersidvicius
Why is this being posted? What purpose dose it serve? Do we need to embarrass just for the fun of it?
01.15.2014 | Unregistered Commentermeefer
Agent Steve Loy drops a contract in front of Phil.

"Okay, Lefty, there's two million in it for you just to show up. And of course, there's prize money too."

Mickelson: "Sounds good. Gonna be a great week."

Loy: "Well, I need to tell you about the fine print."

Mickelson: "Huh?

Loy: "Well, these Middle Easterners have some oddball ways of promoting their tournament. The catch is you'll need to show up early in the week and have to dance next to Rory while twirling a golf club. Oh, and there will be some guy in front of the stage making sure you're synched up like the Rocketts. But Phil, remember: Two Million Dollars!"

Mickelson: "I don't remember Tiger having to do this. And he gets three. Count me in."
01.15.2014 | Unregistered Commenterbenseattle
Dancing Monkeys for $2 million!

Who is more enviable? Phil and Rory? Or the entity possessing the leverage to make world class golfers act out scenes from Cirque de Soleil?
01.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDC
Tiger got stuck doing the same stuff last year - I think the pic was him and Rory banging on mini bongo drums on the same stage, with the same dance troupe surrounding.
01.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
Yeah, but they didn't have to dance last year. How happy is Tiger right now that he's playing Dubai instead? (but that would've been priceless)
01.15.2014 | Unregistered Commenterelf
Ben "these middle easterners" are actually gulf arabs. Nothing middle about them! When the Euro Tour signs up Syria, Lebanon, Israel or Israel then you got a case.
01.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
That is one of the funniest things I've seen. I did actually Laugh Out Loud. LOL.
01.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterNado
Even with the dark haired beauties hair twirling, I just could not watch. The music was AWFUL.
01.15.2014 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
These guys pass up the opportunity to chill at the Ritz @ Kapalua and Kahala @ do this...I guess you can never be too rich or too thin!
01.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterManku
I'd do this for 2 million.. where do I sign up?!
01.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonald Luke
Golf whores abound!
01.15.2014 | Unregistered Commenterplebe58
@ Amen Corner - I think Ben was doing a caricature of Loy - not speaking in his own voice.
01.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterTed Ray's Pipe
This video will soon disappear. But the $2 million is a gift that will keep on giving.
01.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterGmail
You find this interesting? Really, Geoff? It's been going on for FIVE YEARS now. Only one that was worth posting was Phil and Tiger playing Chinese Checkers (remember?) and the photographers moved in for the corporate shoot and Phil suddenly threw his hands up to show that he won. Otherwise, wake me when the tournament starts or the check clears. zzzzzz.
01.15.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMountain Man
MM, you must have absolutely no sense of humor.
01.16.2014 | Unregistered CommenterOP
Where to start?

At least when Uncle Jed struck oil, he trucked in Flatt and Scruggs for entertainment.
01.16.2014 | Unregistered CommenterWillie
01.16.2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Taggart
Ya Ya...more sucking up by Professional golfers...doing their lil dance whilst in the real world this fucking country is a feudal monarchy look how they value freedom of expression in the UAE...they jailed this kid for posting a harmless video on You Tube
01.16.2014 | Unregistered CommenterJCM
ASSHOLES...anything for the money...lil hired monkeys
01.16.2014 | Unregistered CommenterJCM
I guess the promoter told em he'll cut them their 7 figure tee-up money cheques......after that weird twirling exhibition.

Painful to watch....but the synchronized club swinging was funny.
01.17.2014 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
That is just f'g hilarious!
01.17.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDTF

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