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Rory McIlroy, Wayne Rooney tee it up in new Nike ad

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Rory McIlroy and Wayne Rooney go ‘straight down the middle’ of a golf course to boost Nike’s new soccer ball.

Mark Metcalfe

That Nike commercial Rory McIlroy was shooting with English footballer Wayne Rooney when he missed Graeme McDowell’s wedding is out and, while perhaps not quite as amusing as the swoosh squib he made with Tiger Woods, is pretty good.

The ad is to promote the "unrivaled flight control" of Nike’s new Ordem ball, which Rooney so deftly kicks "straight down the middle" as McIlroy tries to match him with a slightly smaller orb. Oh, and it’s Brazil’s Ronaldo whose header gives Rooney the game.

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