On the links and in life, it always helps to have an experienced presence looking out for you. So Farmers® disguised PGA TOUR star Rickie Fowler as a veteran caddie to help unsuspecting golfers improve their game.
Farmers sat down with Rickie to learn a bit more about his experience on the PGA TOUR and what it felt like to go undercover as legendary caddie Richard Flower.
Rickie: First and foremost, we are teammates. He does a huge amount of preparation before every tournament and gives me really accurate information. He charts every shot I hit. He records the club, the distance to the hole, how far it was actually hit and where it ended up. We communicate effectively to keep me calm and confident. I wouldn’t be as good without my caddie.
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Check out how we disguised Rickie Fowler as veteran caddie Richard Flower and taught unsuspecting golfers a thing or two.
I get frustrated too, which is okay. It’s natural to be upset with yourself, but I try to focus on the next shot. I try not to let it carry forward.
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I try to manage my pace, my walking and breathing. I try to relax and take in the crowd and talk to my caddie. Once [Joe and I] account for wind and yardage to the target I go through my routine. I try to relax and hit the shot. One shot doesn’t make or break a round or tournament. I just keep moving forward.
Going in, I hoped it would be authentic. After looking at the footage I was happy with the finished product. It was fun to surprise people, make them laugh and bring a smile to their faces. It was especially cool when the beard and costume came off.
Whether he’s sinking a clutch putt at the majors or dishing out PGA TOUR-caliber insights while disguised as a caddie, Rickie relies on his experience to tackle whatever he encounters on the course.