Michael Block has taken the golf world by storm.
He first appeared on the scene Thursday afternoon, when ESPN interviewed Block as he stepped onto the 14th fairway.
He continued to play brilliantly all weekend, shooting three rounds of 70—even par at Oak Hill—and then shooting 71 on Sunday, including the best moment of the year. Quickly block the holes.
Then, Sunday night, the PGA Tour invited Block to compete in next week’s Charles Schwab Challenge with a sponsorship exception at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
The phone call he received will melt your heart:
While Michael Block in 2023 #PGAChamp the chapter has ended, the story has just begun.
He will be at the Colonial Country Club next week for the Charles Schwab Challenge. pic.twitter.com/vfdkTjmb2v
— PGA Championship (@PGACampionship) May 21, 2023
PGA club pros may see a big change in lifestyle. Giving $150 an hour golf lessons could be a thing of the past.
Block headed to the Lone Star State on a high ride, as he finished 15th in the PGA Championship.
One way to get into next year’s PGA Championship, which will take place at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky, is to finish in the top 15 of the 2023 PGA Championship.
Block did just that, as his spectacular rise and fall on the 72nd hole guaranteed the professional club a berth in another major tournament in 2024.
But he will play a PGA Tour event this week before Block does in Louisville next year.
He also needs to make plans to go to Toronto in June.
In addition to his PGA Tour appearance at Colonial, Block also received a special exemption at the RBC Canadian Open, which takes place in June just before the US Open at the Los Angeles Country Club.
Michael Block, we hear the roar of the hole-in-one from across Lake Ontario.
Please join us at the RBC Canadian Open, June 6-11 at Oakdale Golf & Country Club in Toronto. pic.twitter.com/7tGH3yWddj
— RBC Canada Open (@RBCCanadianOpen) May 22, 2023
Block has a game to contend with, as he showed at Oak Hill.
He will make his 26th PGA Tour appearance at Colonial. It will also mark his third PGA tournament of the season. Block missed the cut at the American Express and the Farmer’s Insurance Open in Southern California.
But no one is talking about missed cuts in January.
Instead, his candid attitude and raw emotions in Western New York have turned every golf fan into a Michael Block fan.