The PGA Championship and the Rise of Michael Block
As the 2021 PGA Championship comes to a close, one name stands out from the rest: Michael Block. The 46-year-old club pro from California has been turning heads with his impressive performance at Oak Hill East Course.
A Stunning Performance
Block made headlines as the only one of twenty PGA Head Professionals to make it past the cut. He shot three consecutive even-par-70s in Saturday’s third round, tying for eighth place, six shots behind leader Brooks Koepka.
In Sunday’s final round, Block played alongside Rory McIlroy. A deafening roar filled the air as he striped his opening tee shot down the fairway.
A Historic Feat?
No PGA Professional has ever finished inside the top ten at a championship like this – until now. If Block manages to maintain his incredible form and finish eighth or better, he could stand to earn up to $545k according to CBS Golf – quite a different figure than what he usually earns teaching golf lessons in California!
An Unpredictable Journey
Block is proof that anything can happen on any given day when you trust your instincts and let go of expectations. His journey from relatively unknown club pro to shining star has been full of surprises and disruptions – but through it all, he’s managed not only survive but thrive against some of golf’s biggest names.
If there’s one thing we can learn from Block’s story thus far it’s that sometimes life takes an unpredictable turn – whether you’re ready for it or not!