European Tour mannequin challenge might be best yet

The crown of best sporting mannequin challenge - yes, that is a thing now - has to go to the great and the good of the European Tour for their magnificent effort.

Ahead of this week's season-ending showpiece, the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, the tour's star golfers, caddies, support staff and media all teamed up for a perfectly-executed video shoot featuring a cast of hundreds... standing perfectly still.

The video starts in the locker room at Jumeirah Golf Estates: Finland's Mikko Ilonen pours the Claret Jug - the most valuable prize in golf and awarded to the Open champion - while Sweden's Rikard Karlberg opens his mouth to drink its contents.

We then see the famous bearded figure of Andrew 'Beef' Johnston standing in front of a bathroom mirror, looking confused as he stares at a razor. Meanwhile, Spain's dashing Ryder Cup hero, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, stares at a picture of himself.

Chris Wood, another Ryder Cup rookie from Hazeltine who has an unfortunate injury history, is seen having his entire neck taped by a medic. South Africa's Brandon Stone lies on a table wincing with pain as he is subjected to a hamstring stretch.

Things take a bizarre turn as Janet Squires, the caddie of Spain's Alejandro Canizares, is led blindfolded across the room, and an angry Tyrrell Hatton breaks a club over his knee. Raphael Jacquelin and Alexander Levy read the Guinness World Records in the corner.

The camera then steps outside and on the steps of the clubhouse Padraig Harrington, twice an Open champion, does the dab. Martin Kaymer, a two-time major champion, takes an unapologetic selfie with large group of girls and Masters winner Danny Willett signs an autograph.

As the action (or lack of it) heads out towards the practice range, Matt Fitzpatrick hits out of a bunker while Sergio Garcia is interviewed by the Sky Sports TV cameras.
On the putting green, the eagle-eyed will spot England's Tommy Fleetwood receiving CPR from putting guru Phil Kenyon.

Henrik Stenson, the Open champion and leader of this year's Race to Dubai, rounds things off as he putts, before his eyes glint into the camera.

The whole thing lasts for over two minutes and takes places in front of dozens and dozens of background cast members, none of whom move a muscle.
It's the mannequin challenge equivalent of a hole-in-one.

- Daily Mail

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