For most casual golfers, hitting a hole-in-one is a once-in-a-lifetime shot. Frankly, even if you're a professional golfer like Rickie Fowler, it's a rare and impressive feat. So when it actually happens, obviously that calls for celebration. Unless, of course, that hole-in-one automatically results in a $1 million donation to a great cause. Then it's time to go absolutely crazy.
On March 7, that's exactly what happened when Fowler hit a hole-in-one — in sneakers using a pitching wedge no less — at fellow golfer Ernie Els' annual event aimed at raising support for his Els for Autism Foundation and the Els Center of Excellence. As soon as the ball went in the hole, the crowd went nuts, with Els hoisting Fowler up in the air and his wife Liezl breaking into tears. The couple's son, Ben, is autistic.
Watch the shot and reaction below:
Hell of a shot, hell of a moment.
(H/T: SB Nation)
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