Behind The Scenes

PGA star Rickie Fowler on his This Is SportsCenter debut, Oklahoma State hoops, ESPN’s Michael Collins, more

On the golf course, Rickie Fowler seems like a natural.

Golfer Rickie Fowler(Credit: Getty Images)
Rickie Fowler
(Credit: Getty Images)

In high school, the Murrieta, Calif. native was a four-time Los Angeles Times Boys’ Golfer of the Year. At Oklahoma State, he became the first freshman to win the Ben Hogan Award, honoring the male collegiate Golfer of the Year. He was the PGA’s Rookie of the Year in 2010.

But how sharp is Fowler — who has two Top 10 finishes in three 2013 PGA Tour starts — as an the actor?

Last week at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. headquarters, Fowler, 24, taped his first This Is SportsCenter commercial.

There aren’t many details to share now — series veteran John Anderson co-stars — but if Fowler was at all flustered by the experience, you’d never know it.

The secret to acting in these pieces, he says, is “don’t try to be funny.” The team behind the This Is SportsCenter ad “will make you funny.”

In the video above, Fowler talks about his TISC experience, his friendship with golf reporter Michael Collins, watching his Oklahoma State Cowboys on ESPN and his fondness for social media.

Video produced by Ariel Bond.

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