Rickie Fowler Wins $1 Million for Ernie Els’ Charity With 19th Hole Ace

March 7, 2016

Rickie Fowler made a special ace at the Cigar Aficionado-Wine Spectator Pro-Am at Old Palm Golf Club on Monday. Besides causing a ruckus at the course, it also gives $1 million to Ernie Els’ charity, Els for Autism.

Fowler’s hole-in-one came on the 19th hole from 113 yards, according to Els’ Twitter account, and rightfully elicited an incredible response from the crowd. You can watch the video below.

As you can see from the Cigar Aficionado Twitter account, Els himself had quite the reaction, picking up the 5-foot-9 Fowler in congratulatory embrace. Some fellow pros took to social media to congratulate the No. 5 player in the world. Tim Rosaforte did some quick reporting on site to find that Fowler wasn’t even using his own club. Then, assistant golf pro at Old Palm, Derek Swoboda, posted a video he took of the ace.