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Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy dance awkwardly at Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship event (GIF/video)

Some of the world’s best golfers are in Abu Dhabi this week to compete in the appropriately named Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Among those of international golf’s best and brightest competing in the tournament are Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, who shared the stage at some tourney event and then proceeded to put on some dance-like moves.

It’s the epitome of awkwardness.

Yeesh. Of course, this isn’t the first time McIlroy has been involved with Abu Dhabi awkwardness. Last year, Rory and Tiger Woods posed for some truly comical photos that remain a delight to view to this day.

Phil and Rory — along with Jason Dufner, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter — previously were involved with additional photo-op absurdity at an event during the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai, China, a few months ago.

Obviously, photo-ops and cheesy staged events are part and parcel of the big paydays that come along with tournaments held at faraway locales. And to be honest, it’s always nice to see pro golfers loosen up a bit and shake their serious on-course demeanor from time to time.

Although maybe, just maybe, Rory and Phil should avoid participating in a demonstration of synchronized dance moves. Hoo boy.

[H/T Eye on Golf]