Michael Block (46, USA),안전놀이터 a golf club lesson pro who became a lightning star by making a hole-in-one at the PGA Championship, a major tournament on the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour on the 22nd, is attracting attention every day. Block, who tied for 15th place with a hole-in-one, was invited to other PGA Tour tournaments, and even fans appeared to buy the club that made the hole-in-one for a huge amount.
Golf.com announced on the 24th that Block received an offer to sell the 7-iron he used to make a hole-in-one in the 15th hole (par 3) of the final round for 50,000 dollars (approximately 66 million won). Block’s club is the Tour Preferred MC iron set released by TaylorMade in 2013, and is an outdated model more than 10 years old. However, Block has reportedly not decided whether to sell the club. This is because the PGA of America, which hosts the PGA Championship, has expressed its desire to permanently display the 7-iron at its newly built headquarters in Frisco, Texas.
“The new model is good in every way, but I feel comfortable playing with my usual club,” Block said. “Especially under pressure, it should be a familiar club.” He continued, “I have never changed the lead tape I put on four or five years ago to even adjust the weight of the iron head.” He has been using wedges and putters for 20 years.
“Something I never imagined is happening right now,” Block said. “I still feel like I’m dreaming,” he said. “Ten years ago, I never thought I would make $50,000 a year.” Block revealed that he had not yet read 1,600 of the congratulatory text messages pouring in, but later checked and found that there was also a text message from Michael Jordan, the ‘Basketball Emperor’. Block was invited to the PGA Tour Charles Schwab Challenge, which opens on the 25th (local time) in Fort Worth, Texas, and was named on the 120-player list. Block, who canceled all lesson reservations to participate in this tournament, said, “I never imagined that I would be invited to another PGA Tour event. I am really looking forward to it,” he said.
Meanwhile, Scotty Scheffler (27), who returned to world number 1 after 42 days as a runner-up in the PGA Championship, will fight for revenge against “best friend” Sam Burns (27, USA). Schaeffler led until the third round in last year’s Charles Schwab Challenge, but lost to Burns in overtime after allowing a tie in the fourth round.