Ernie Els 'raises £10m to build autism treatment centre'

Els 'raises £10m for autism treatment'
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Ernie Els reportedly raises £10m to build a specialist centre treating autism in Florida.

Open champion Ernie Els has reportedly raised £10m for an autism charity following his victory last year.

The South African, who will try to defend the Claret Jug at Muirfield this week, is believed to have helped raise the money with his wife Liezl.

The funds are going towards plans to build a specialist centre in Els's hometown of Jupiter, Florida, according to the Daily Mail.

The couple's 10-year-old son Ben suffers from autism.

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