Which doesn’t make this a bad commercial, although I am far less gushy about it than many others I’ve read. I guess I don’t really care for the actor-laiden recreation of Rory’s childhood and family, no matter how accurate. I also don’t know just how far his idolization of Tiger went. Did he REALLY have posters and such, tacked to his wall?
Maybe. Who knows?
The funny thing is this: despite Rory being the world’s current #1 player – and a phenomenal talent – the gulf between the two players remains as wide as the Atlantic Ocean. Not only is the young Irishman NOT “pacing” ahead of or even with Tiger Woods on major championships at his age, but he falls short in about every other metric, short of “likability”.
So yeah, I object to Tiger being in Rory’s Nike ad, because Tiger is a sullen, delusional, people mis-treating prick. And a cheater. I object to Rory being in Tiger’s ad, because Rory couldn’t carry Tiger’s ball-retriever even pre-scandal, or pre-steriod usage.
But hey, good job on the those actors Nike. And the obligatory shot that proves you’ll never be a champion – in any sport, even BOWLING – unless you practice maniacally in the rain.