Phil Mickelson explains himself over *that* dancing video

Mickelson Dance1

Phil Mickelson opened the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational yesterday with a four-under 66 – but all anybody wanted to speak to him about afterwards was that commercial for those shirts.

You know the one. If you don’t, click here and be prepared to cringe. A lot.

Explaining how it all came about, Phil said that the team at Mizzen + Main had first shown him some other adverts they had made with American football players Tim Tebow and JJ Watt.

• Phil Mickelson admits work is required to repair reputation

• Mickelson's latest business venture is, well, odd

That’s when they hit him with this zinger.

“They said, ‘We have this idea about dancing’,” explained Phil. “Obviously, you know it's not the thing I'm most comfortable doing.  But then [his wife] Amy said, ‘You should just tell them that you know how to do the worm.’  So after she said that, it was over, we were doing it.”

Mickelson Dance2

Phil added that the whole thing took around an hour to film.

“I think it's fun to laugh at yourself, and certainly that's what I'm doing in this commercial because it was a lot of work just to get those moves out of me,” he said. “We probably did 15 to 20 takes. I mean, it was a lot for me to get even just that much out of me. It looks pretty benign, but it wasn't easy.”

• See what Phil and his fellow big names looked like BEFORE they were famous

• Phil finds himself at the centre of yet another rules controversy

If you feel bad for yourself after watching it, spare a thought for Phil’s kids, Amanda (19), Sophia (16) and Evan (15).

Asked if they were embarrassed by their dad’s dancing, Mickelson replied: “How can you not be? I'm sure they are but they're also used to it.”

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
FOUR GOLF LESSONS WITH STEVE JOHNSTON – BIG CHANGES! (Epic Mission EP 7)
Epic Mission
play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Robert MacIntyre keeps nose in front in 'Rookie' race
WATCH - Has Rory McIlroy just hit the shot of the year?
Daniel Young "accentuating positives" after Q-School agony
Brooks Koepka withdraws from US Presidents Cup team
Agony for Scots at European Tour Q-School

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Fix your slice with Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
The importance of shoulder turn in the golf swing
Callaway
play button
Good fundamentals are key to a good golf swing
Watch
play button
Posture and set-up tips from Denis Pugh
Watch
See all videos right arrow