In 159 PGA stops during his career, Rickie Fowler has hit a lot of big shots. But his biggest yet might have come on Monday from just 113 yards out.
Fowler was at Old Palm Golf Course for an event supporting Ernie Els’ "Els for Autism" foundation along with several other PGA pros when he splashed a glorious hole-in-one that was worth $1 million for Els’ foundation:
The 6-foot-3 Els immediately embraced the much smaller Fowler, lifting him off his feet in celebration:
Els for Autism was founded in 2009 after Els’ son Ben was diagnosed with autism. According to the foundation’s website, Els for Autism "envisions itself as being a game-changing resource in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder, delivering and facilitating the delivery of programs that are leading examples of what should be available to people with Autism Spectrum Disorder across the world."
A million dollars courtesy of Fowler should be a welcome contribution to the foundation’s mission.