Rickie Fowler plays crime-buster ‘Dick Fowler, P.I.’ in amusing new video ads

Jeff Gross

Rickie Fowler embraces his inner private eye in new commercials.

NORTON, Mass. -- Rickie Fowler had a few observers doing double-takes beside TPC Boston’s practice green late Thursday afternoon.

Nothing strange about seeing the hard-working winner of the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship nailing one 10-foot, right-to-left breaker after another until he was satisfied with his stroke.

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But who was that guy with the flat-billed baseball cap and "Dick Fowler, P.I." facial hair standing against a post as his PGA Tour doppleganger (sans the ‘70s aviator shades) prepared for Friday’s kickoff to the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship?

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Dick Fowler, as Rickie fans well know from his instagram account, is the golfer’s handlebar-mustachioed alter-ego who appears in two amusing new Farmers Insurance commercials, roaming from course to course busting rules scofflaws under the slogan, #ToSwingAndProtect.

As for the fence-leaner, he declined to disclose his identity though he graciously agreed to pose for a photo with Boston radio personality, Liza Churchill, before disappearing into thin air. Sounds like a case for Dick Fowler, P.I.!

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(Photos: Emily Kay)

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