The 9th annual Wine Spectator and Cigar Aficionado Els for Autism Pro Am took place on March 13th 2017 at Old Palm Golf Club in Florida.
Beautiful Old Palm Golf Club in Florida once again played host to this fundraising event, which has become a firm fixture on the March golfing calendar. As in previous years, an impressive line-up of tour professionals – featuring six major champions – teed it up in support of Els for Autism. The roll-call this year (pictured above) included: Jack Nicklaus, Justin Thomas, Louis Oosthuizen, Luke Donald, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Alex Cejka, Andrew Johnston, Brooks Koepka, Branden Grace, Bryson DeChambeau, Camilo Villegas, Cameron Tringale, Charl Schwartzel, Daniel Berger, Ian Baker-Finch, Jamie Lovemark, Ken Duke, Keegan Bradley, KJ Choi, Kyle Reifers, Thomas Aiken and Tony Finau.
“You guys take time out of your busy schedules to support Els for Autism…and Liezl and I can’t thank you all enough,” commented Ernie. “Huge thanks also to the amateurs who played today, to our hosts at Old Palm Golf Club, our partners, sponsors, and in particular to Marvin R. Shanken, publisher of Cigar Aficionado and Wine Spectator magazines. Marvin was the inspiration behind this event and remains one of its driving forces. Thank you so much.”
Thank you to our event sponsors: