T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
Dick Fowler, P.I. is at it again in latest commercial spot
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 9:15 a.m.
We recently brought you the story of Rickie Fowler's alter-ego Dick Fowler, P.I. in the latest commercial spots for Farmers Insurance.
Well, folks, buckle up because Dick Fowler, P.I. is at it again.
I've read mixed reviews on these commercials, but I don't get it. I'm all in. I think they're hilarious. They make me think back to those cheesy action series shows in the 1980s like the A-Team. Maybe it's nostalgia. Maybe it's just darn funny.
Either way, I really like the latest effort: Driver v. Driver.
To set the scene, Rickie Fowler -- as Dick Fowler, P.I. -- pulls back his club to hit a tee shot. Just as he's about to start toward the ball, an obnoxious driver of a car lays on the horn.
Needless to say, that didn't sit well with Fowler and he sprung into action.
Extra points, in my book, to the folks at Farmers for the disclaimer you'll see at the bottom of the screen toward the end of the commercial.
This might not be everyone's cup of tea, but can we all agree it's a step up from the Golf Boys?
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