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Allen Adamson, managing director of branding firm Landor Associates in New York, said the ad signals that Nike believes it is time Woods who in addition to his new No. 1 ranking is now in a much touted relationship with Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn is back in the spotlight.
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