Rickie wins $1 million for Els for Autism

Ernie Els labels Rickie Fowler "my hero" following hole in one at charity event

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Mon, 7 Mar 2016
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Rickie Fowler won $1 million for 'Els for Autism' after making a hole in one during Ernie Els' charity event at Old Palm Golf Club in Florida on Monday.

Fowler, 27, made the ace from 113 yards, before sending Els and the rest of the crowd wild. 

"One of the coolest moments in my life making a hole in one earning $1,000,000 for Els for Autism," wrote Fowler on his Instagram page

Els, a four-time major champion, established the Els for Autism Foundation in the spring of 2009 when his son Ben was diagnosed with Autism.

The 46-year-old South African tweeted: "Will always remember this moment. Great support once again from pros. #humbled still can't believe it #iwasthere"

Fowler's feat comes just a week after an 11-year-old boy made a hole in one during Tiger Woods' official opening of his new golf course in Texas.

 

Wow...that was cool! #ElsForAutism

A video posted by Rickie Fowler (@rickiefowler) on Mar 7, 2016 at 2:10pm PST

 

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