Some of the biggest names in professional golf…

Some of the biggest names in professional golf—from Rory McIlroy to Jack Nicklaus—joined 22 teams of amateurs in the 10th annual Els for Autism Pro-Am at Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Monday, March 12. The event raised $1.1 million for the Els for Autism Foundation, pushing the ten-year total to $10 million. Marvin R. Shanken, center, and Ernie and Liezl Els, far right, present trophies to the winning groups.The Pro-Am, which was founded by Ernie Els and Marvin R. Shanken—editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado and Wine Spectator magazines—has funded a modern school for autistic children called the Els Center of Excellence in Jupiter, Florida. The school is a hub of education and information for autism, one of the most serious illnesses affecting children in the world today.