Tiger Woods: His Top 10 Commercials
Weird. Bizarre. Creepy. Intense.
Those are the thoughts of golf fans, sports fans, and just about everyone who has seen the new Tiger Woods commercial.
Nike and Tiger took a step backwards here. I think I speak for most when I say at this point it's time to move past the Tiger scandal and what happened on Thanksgiving.
The Masters starts today, and for the next four days, I want to see the golf greats tee it off at Augusta. More specifically, I want to watch Tiger play!
Nike, here's some advice: Why not a commercial recapping all of Tiger's major wins in some cool way, or show Tiger challenging himself, maybe getting back into shape physically and practicing his golf game with a Nike twist?
Just do it! Show Tiger playing golf!
Let's take a look back at Tiger's top 10 commercials of all time.
10. Swing Potrait
Starting off our countdown at No. 10, Tiger portrays his perfect swing in slow motion. It's one of the simplest Tiger commercials, but it does the job. This is why it makes the cut.
9. Gatorade Moon Shot
It's in Tiger. Is it in you?
Tiger Woods tees off on the moon in a space suit, sending the golf ball soaring.
In October 2007, Gatorade created a Tiger Woods sports drink that was said to net him as much as $100 million for five years. However, Gatorade dropped him in the fall of 2009.
8. At the Driving Range
The Power of Tiger!
In this quick ad, it's Tiger and a bunch of average joes at a driving range. Well, when Tiger's present they aren't average since they are driving the ball 300-plus yards. However, as soon as Tiger leaves, they go back to playing like you and me.
Tiger reenacts a scene from the 1980s movie Caddyshack. It's a great commercial. Tiger shows his personality and definitely his funny side here.
6. I am Tiger Woods
I am Tiger Woods.
It's No. 1 for Nike—that, is Tiger's first Nike commercial. It comes in at No. 6.
It was a great start for Nike making Tiger relatable to the fans. The saying "I am Tiger Woods" became and in some regards still is one of the most famous sports phrases.
5. Walk on Water
Can you walk on water? Tiger can.
Showing his immortal side, EA Sports produced a great advertisement for their PGA Tour 08 video game. After hitting a bad shot into the water, Tiger does the impossible. He walks across the water, swings, and hits a hole in one.
4. Earl Woods Never
Now here's a great commercial featuring Tiger's father, Earl (this is when he was alive).
Earl narrates the commercial as we take a trip down memory lane. Flipping back and forth from Tiger's teenage years to his professional career, we watch his golf game evolve.
I'm sure everyone remembers these words from Earl: "Tiger, I promise you that you'll never meet another person as mentally tough as you. In your entire life. And he hasn't. And he never will."
Well, that sure is relevant now, and we will see this week if it's true.
3. The Bouncing Golf Ball
Remember this one?
I do, and it's one of the coolest Tiger commercials. Everyone loved this commercial and tried reenacting it on golf courses and driving ranges across the world.
2. Young Tiger
The young Tiger ad is one of a kind, and it comes in at No. 2.
First, it's incredible editing on Nike's part and makes it very believable that young Tiger was filmed winning at St. Andrews.
Now, I just want to see the young Tiger dance this week at the Masters. Well, if he wins.
1. Hole 16
Rounding off our countdown and coming in at No. 1 is hole 16.
I don't think any sports fan will forget Tiger's shot on the 16th hole at the Masters in 2005. It's one of the best golf moments of all time, and that's why it comes in at No. 1.