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Rickie Folwer makes $1m for charity with hole-in-one


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World number five Rickie Fowler has already earned over $22m in his short career but the $1m he secured for charity this week could live longest in the memory.

The American was playing at a pro-am at Old Palm Club in Florida which gave players the opportunity to ace the 19th hole to win $1 million for the Els for Autism foundation.

Fowler had already removed his golf shoes and had to borrow a wedge from Luke Donald before playing the 113-yard shot.

As the ball found its way into the hole it sparked wild celebrations from the crowd and earned Fowler a massive hug from an emotional Els.

“It’s like a miracle,” said the Big Easy.

"It makes a huge impact immediately. It's brilliant.”

Els and his wife, Liezl, have an autistic son, Ben, 13. The family founded Els for Autism in 2009 and have been tirelessly fundraising since.



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