Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy go way back, sort of. (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy go way back, sort of. (Getty Images)

This Rory McIlroy-Tiger Woods commercial is so simple and so awesome.

The Nike spot offers a take on how McIlroy grew up gunning for the 14-time major winner. Then it shows how it all came together at the end for the Ulsterman as Woods nods his approval at a McIlroy drive off the tee.

It's hard to truly capture what Woods meant to those of us now ages 20-35 when we were growing up. He was golf.

“It’s been an incredible journey for me, going from massive fan to competitor,” said McIlroy. “To think that not too long ago I was that little boy watching him on TV to where I am now. It’s been a cool journey and I’m very lucky I get to compete with and against him, because he inspired me as a kid and he inspires me now. He’s the best player I’ve ever seen.”

Now the torch has been passed.

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