- Rory McIlroy has released a series of commercials for Nike.
- The player was mocked for his American twang by his Facebook followers.
There is quite a lot wrong with this commercial. It carries that assumption that we are all on the edge of our seats awaiting the release of a pair of shoes. That’s the thing with suspense, it requires anticipation. You have to love how Rory uses a converse emoji…ooops. The commercial is part of a series, with the first going up yesterday.
A quick scan through the comments and everyone was saying Rory has a case of “The Graeme McDowell’s”, his countryman who also suffers from the accent affliction. It would appear the Northern Irish twang is susceptible to some creeping Americanisation, the two fusing together in a way that seems to really irk his British fans.
Rory also posted this video of him practicing some putting…can you notice anything different?
A video posted by Rory McIlroy (@rorymcilroy) on
It looked like a fairly innocuous Instagram post, another example of how Rory could post a video of him cleaning out his toe nails and everyone would still go crazy, but on closer inspection something was different about this one. He has gone for a cross-hand putting grip, quite an experiment just days after finishing the Honda Classic. Can this work for Rory as it has for Jordan?