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Rickie Fowler nails hole-in-one to net Els' autism charity $1 million

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Fowler makes $1 million hole-in-one for charity (1:18)

At Ernie Els' charity golf event, Rickie Fowler puts his golf skills to the test and shoots a hole-in-one to earn $1 million for the Els for Autism Foundation. (1:18)

Rickie Fowler, fresh off a tie for eighth at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, made a hole-in-one Monday at a charity golf event to earn the Els for Autism Foundation $1 million.

A bevy of PGA Tour pros helped Fowler and Els celebrate the ace that came from 113 yards on a "bonus" 19th hole during the Els for Autism Pro-am at the Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, according to social media accounts.

Wow...that was cool! #ElsForAutism

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"Kind of nothing to lose," Fowler told the Golf Channel after making the hole-in-one. "Just having fun. It's a small target. It doesn't happen very often. Pretty cool to do that for Ernie and the foundation."

Els lifted Fowler into the air as a crowd of people, including major champions Rory McIlroy and Louis Oosthuizen, celebrated around them.

According to its website, the Els for Autism Foundation was founded in 2009 by Ernie and Liezl Els. Their son, Ben, has been diagnosed with the disorder that affects one in 68 children in the United States.