As Eminem once said, "What if you had one shot, or one opportunity, to [win $1 million for charity.] In one moment, would you capture it, or just let it slip?"
As part of the Cigar Aficionado-Wine Spectator Pro-Am for Ernie Els' charity, Els for Autism, each player took a turn on the 19th hole. If one player could ace the par 3 (playing 111 to 113 yards, according to Golfweek; listed at 99 yards on the Old Palm Golf Club website), $1 million would be donated to Els for Autism.
Rickie Fowler seized his opportunity.
Even more impressive, Fowler reportedly drilled the ace with Luke Donald's pitching wedge. Fowler wasn't even wearing golf shoes.
The crowd erupted in pure ecstasy.
— David Cannon (@Cannonball63) March 7, 2016
— Cigar Aficionado (@CigarAficMag) March 7, 2016
— Golfweek Magazine (@GolfweekMag) March 7, 2016
Ernie looks like a proud 46-year-old dad comforting his 27-year-old son, Rickie.
— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) March 8, 2016
Els for Autism established the Els Center of Excellence this past August, an educational hub for children and young adults on the autism spectrum. Els' son, Ben, is autistic.