Nike's Emotional New Ad Is A Tribute To Athletes Who Inspire The New Generation To Achieve Greatness
Apr 12, 2015
As a 9-year-old, McIlroy actually wrote a letter to Tiger Woods letting him know he was coming to get him one day. In anticipation of the two athletes playing together at the Augusta National this week, Nike released this ad. It passes the torch but still puts both men on equal footing, which is how they'll compete.
Tiger Woods spent nearly all of 2000-2010 ranked as the no. 1 golfer in the world. Although he has struggled a little in the last few years, his name is still as synonymous with golf as Michael Jordan's is with basketball. In the course of that time, he's inspired a generation of young golfers to play with the same grit and determination he had, and at the forefront of these newcomers is the young Irishman, Rory McIlroy.