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In Pictures: Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy with Emirati Al-Ayala dancers

January 14, 2014

Mickelson and McIlroy tossing their clubs in the air at an event they participated in with local dancers in anticipation of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship starting on Thursday. Scott Halleran / Getty Images
Mickelson and McIlroy tossing their clubs in the air at an event they participated in with local dancers in anticipation of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship starting on Thursday. Scott Halleran / Getty Images
Phil Mickelson appears on stage with local dancers prior to the start of the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Tuesday. Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images
Phil Mickelson appears on stage with local dancers prior to the start of the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Tuesday. Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images
Rory McIlroy with a dancer. Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images
Rory McIlroy with a dancer. Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images
Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy on stage posing for a shot with the dancers. Ali Haider / EPA
Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy on stage posing for a shot with the dancers. Ali Haider / EPA
Rory McIlroy twirling his golf club. Scott Halleran / Getty Images
Rory McIlroy twirling his golf club. Scott Halleran / Getty Images
Phil Mickelson at the promotional event on Tuesday. Andrew Redington / Getty Images
Phil Mickelson at the promotional event on Tuesday. Andrew Redington / Getty Images
Rory McIlroy practicing the golf club twirl. Matthew Lewis / Getty Images
Rory McIlroy practicing the golf club twirl. Matthew Lewis / Getty Images
Mickelson and McIlroy with a traditional Emirati Al-Ayala dance troupe. Ali Haider / EPA
Mickelson and McIlroy with a traditional Emirati Al-Ayala dance troupe. Ali Haider / EPA
Mickelson on stage with the dancers. Andrew Redington / Getty Images
Mickelson on stage with the dancers. Andrew Redington / Getty Images
Phil Mickelson in a procession with the dancers. Andrew Redington / Getty Images
Phil Mickelson in a procession with the dancers. Andrew Redington / Getty Images
McIlroy and Mickelson on stage with their clubs pointed skyward. Scott Helleran / Getty Images
McIlroy and Mickelson on stage with their clubs pointed skyward. Scott Helleran / Getty Images
Mickelson and McIlroy during the event. Scott Halleran / Getty Images
Mickelson and McIlroy during the event. Scott Halleran / Getty Images

The pair appeared with a traditional Emirati Al-Ayala dance troupe ahead of Thursday’s start to the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.