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