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Rory McIlroy rains supreme as he shoots new advert for Nike

By Staff Reporter

Published 02/06/2015

Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline

It might not be the best weather for filming an advertisement - but when your sponsors are as generous as Rory McIlroy's, it pays to go out of your way.

After his lacklustre performance at the Irish Open, Rory was back in his home town of Holywood yesterday, where it's believed he was filming for a Nike advert.

Earlier, the World No.1 golfer had been spotted at Bangor Golf Club, although his new girlfriend, American Erica Stoll (29) - who Rory has been seeing for the past six months - was nowhere to be seen.

The 26-year-old Northern Irishman became one of the biggest earners in sporting history when he signed what's understood to be a 10-year, £100 million deal with sports gear giant Nike in 2013.

For that kind of money, it's probably worth braving the wind and wet weather of the Co Down coastline for a few hours.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 01/06/2015
On a miserable rainy Monday the Worlds No 1 Golfer Rory McIlroy didnt let the weather get to him, pictured here running along the Co Down shore line in his home town of Holywood. Apparently he is filming a new advert for his main sponsor Nike in Northern Ireland today. We photographed him earlier in the day at Bangor Golf club.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 01/06/2015 On a miserable rainy Monday the Worlds No 1 Golfer Rory McIlroy didnt let the weather get to him, pictured here running along the Co Down shore line in his home town of Holywood. Apparently he is filming a new advert for his main sponsor Nike in Northern Ireland today. We photographed him earlier in the day at Bangor Golf club. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
Pacemaker Press 1/6/2015 World's Number one golfer Rory McIlroy at Bangor Golf Club in Co Down on Monday morning Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 1/6/2015 World's Number one golfer Rory McIlroy at Bangor Golf Club in Co Down on Monday morning Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 1/6/2015 World's Number one golfer Rory McIlroy at Bangor Golf Club in Co Down on Monday morning Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 1/6/2015 World's Number one golfer Rory McIlroy at Bangor Golf Club in Co Down on Monday morning Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 01/06/2015 On a miserable rainy Monday the Worlds No 1 Golfer Rory McIlroy didnt let the weather get to him, pictured here running along the Co Down shore line in his home town of Holywood. Apparently he is filming a new advert for his main sponsor Nike in Northern Ireland today. We photographed him earlier in the day at Bangor Golf club. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 01/06/2015 On a miserable rainy Monday the Worlds No 1 Golfer Rory McIlroy didnt let the weather get to him, pictured here running along the Co Down shore line in his home town of Holywood. Apparently he is filming a new advert for his main sponsor Nike in Northern Ireland today. We photographed him earlier in the day at Bangor Golf club. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
Back in the groove: In scenes that are expected to form the basis of an upcoming advertising campaign, foul weather didn’t stop Rory McIlroy enjoying a brisk work-out along the county Down coastline
PACEMAKER BELFAST 01/06/2015 On a miserable rainy Monday the Worlds No 1 Golfer Rory McIlroy didnt let the weather get to him, pictured here running along the Co Down shore line in his home town of Holywood. Apparently he is filming a new advert for his main sponsor Nike in Northern Ireland today. We photographed him earlier in the day at Bangor Golf club. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 01/06/2015 On a miserable rainy Monday the Worlds No 1 Golfer Rory McIlroy didnt let the weather get to him, pictured here running along the Co Down shore line in his home town of Holywood. Apparently he is filming a new advert for his main sponsor Nike in Northern Ireland today. We photographed him earlier in the day at Bangor Golf club. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 01/06/2015 On a miserable rainy Monday the World?s No 1 Golfer Rory McIlroy didn?t let the weather get to him, pictured here running along the Co Down shore line in his home town of Holywood. Apparently he is filming a new advert for his main sponsor Nike in Northern Ireland today. We photographed him earlier in the day at Bangor Golf club. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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