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Video: Rory McIlroy seeks inspiration from hero Tiger Woods in Nike commercial

By Ali Gordon

With the Masters 2015 just days away, Nike has released an amazing new advert featuring current and former world number ones, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

The commercial, which begins with a young McIlroy watching hero Woods win the US Amateur title in 1994, shows how Woods inspires the Holywood ace to use a set of plastic golf clubs in his living room.

Entitled 'Ripple', the video then documents the 25-year-old's rise to stardom from his humble beginnings in Holywood, where he begs his father Gerry to allow him to hit "just a few more" golf balls in the dark at Holywood Golf Club and his devoted dad worked behind the bar, to McIlroy teeing off with Woods before striding down the fairway alongside him.

Nike has used a fitting tagline for the video: 'Every athlete grows up dreaming of emulating their heroes. Not many actually get to do it.'

The commercial comes just days after Bose, who also sponsor the golfer, released a video of the hopeful Green Jacket owner preparing for his biggest challenge yet - winning The Masters on Sunday.

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