An amazing new Nike advert depicts a young Rory McIlroy eagerly following his hero Tiger Woods, the Northern Irish golfer’s idol when he was growing up.

The Nike ad is set to air before this week’s Masters in Augusta, the most important golf tournament of the year.

The advertisement links real footage of the two and scene representative of Rory’s childhood when he was a huge fan.

At the age of nine McIlroy wrote a fan letter to Woods saying how much he admired him and that someday he would be as good a golfer as him.

It is a huge week for McIlroy, who will be favorite to take the green jacket at Augusta.

It will also be a huge week for Woods, who will make yet another comeback after injury as he struggles to recover his greatness.

McIlroy was also featured on the cover of the NY Times Magazine on Sunday talking about his regard for President Bill Clinton and all he did for peace in Ireland.