Nike re-creates trick-shot TV ad – without Tiger

Sunday, May 5, 2013

If the music bopping in the background of Nike's latest golf ball commercial sounds familiar, that's because it should.

In 1999, the soundtrack played while a young Tiger Woods bounced a ball repeatedly off a wedge before popping the ball high into the air and blasting it down a fairway. The commercial is now considered one of the most famous golf equipment advertisements in history.

To tout the latest Nike RZN golf balls, the company has re-created that trick-shot video, except this time it features Rory McIlroy, Kyle Stanley, Nick Watney, Suzann Pettersen and Paul Casey instead of Woods.

The commercial is shot as a black-and-white video, with the only pop of color coming from the red, resin golf ball core, which the golfers bounce while the familiar music plays.