People have a lot to say about the ad that got Phil Mickelson dancing

Sportspeople and advertising have gone hand in hand for quite some time now.

Sometimes they can be spectacles that live long in the memory and influence pop culture - think Nike's Secret Tournament which starred Eric Cantona.

The campaign saw the JXL remix of Elvis Presley's A Little Less Conversation become a hit again 34-years after it was originally released.

And sometimes you get Phil Mickelson.

The golfer has teamed up with dress shirt retailer Mizzen + Main for a new advert that has got everyone talking.

The ad features the golfer dancing while golf balls are hit at him. Seriously.

Since it emerged online yesterday, people have had a lot to say about it.

It also turns out Mickelson can really do The Worm.

The company's CEO Kevin Lavelle told ESPN that when they pitched the idea to Mickelson, his wife Amy told Lavelle about her husband's dancefloor talent.

Mickelson himself told the writer of the article, Darren Rovell, that: "It took me awhile to get comfortable with the idea of dancing on what would be on national television, but once I did, it was so much fun to shoot."

Amy Mickelson added: "Phil loves to have fun, and not many people have gotten to see the true extent of his dance moves. I couldn't help but laugh when I heard the concept, because I knew he would absolutely nail it in a perfectly Phil way."

More in this Section

Reds trip up on night of frustration in NaplesReds trip up on night of frustration in Naples

Barkley is our penalty-taker, insists Chelsea boss LampardBarkley is our penalty-taker, insists Chelsea boss Lampard

Chelsea pay Champions League penalty as Barkley misses late spot-kickChelsea pay Champions League penalty as Barkley misses late spot-kick

Ter Stegen denies Dortmund as Barcelona struggle in Champions League openerTer Stegen denies Dortmund as Barcelona struggle in Champions League opener


Lifestyle

Kya deLongchamps meets the man who is opening a new chapter on his native FermoyVintage View: Opening a new chapter on Fermoy's story

Demi Isaac Oviawe is an actress from Mallow, Co Cork, best known for her role in The Young Offenders TV series, and a stint on Dancing With The Stars. She is also this year’s Cork County Culture Night Ambassador, which takes place tomorrow.A Question of Taste: The Young Offenders' Demi Isaac Oviawe

My cousin Curtis (don’t worry he’s not Curtis Curtis) has always been more like a brother to my sister and I and when he became a father at 26 we pretty much stole his son, Skyler, from him to claim him as our own.Mum's the Word: It pays to play with our children – we just need to use our imagination

Young Isabel Fynn has suffered for years from the debilitating itch caused by eczema. Her mother Carol tells Helen O’Callaghan what lengths the family have gone to in order to ease her daughter’s distress.Scratching beneath the surface of a skin affliction

More From The Irish Examiner