To launch the new Nike Ordem ball, the company produced one of their signature commercial films, pitting Wayne Rooney against U.S. Open and PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy in a modified game of golf. Rooney uses the Ordem while McIlory uses normal golfing instruments in the showdown, which features a cameo from Ronaldo (the original one). Rooney somehow reaches 9-under par along with McIlory even though he's using a ball that can't fit in the hole because this is a football ad and the rules of golf don't matter.
The point of the ad is to show off the Ordem's "unprecedented flight control." It will be used in international friendlies next year played by the 10 Nike sponsored teams in the 2014 World Cup. This includes the Brazilian team, who got their own Nike short featuring Neymar, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Paulinho, Bernard and Phil Scolari's mustache, which debuted on Monday.
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