FORT WORTH — Michael BlockHe wants to apologize for his actions to his friends.
“I’m so sorry I haven’t gotten back with you,” said Block. He finished tied for 15th in last week’s PGA Championship, and was then awarded a sponsor’s exemption to this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge held at Colonial Country Club at Fort Worth. “I literally keep scrolling and scrolling and scrolling, and there’s no end to it. I can’t even scroll down to the bottom to see who or how many people have seen me. It’s been crazy.”
He was able, however, to return one text message that he received on Tuesday. It was from Michael Jordan.
Block was wearing Jordan brand shoes at Oak Hill Country Club last week, and it seems that the basketball Hall of Famer as well as avid golfer noticed this.
“I’ve been a Jordan fan my whole life. Block said that as a young Iowan, he saved $100 for a pair Jordans. “Pretty cool, to put it mildly.”
What is Jordan’s message to us?
Block said, “It was in the way he saw the game that he loved so much.”
Block’s 1-over finish last week at the PGA Championship captured the minds and hearts of golf enthusiasts everywhere. He qualified for the PGA Championship next year at Valhalla Golf Club by finishing tied for 15th. It was his best finish at this major since 1986. According to the latest Official World Golf Rankings, released on Monday, he rose from 3,580 to number 5. 577th in the world.
Block said, “I’ve repeated it many times, but it’s a dream,” after finishing a round of practice. “I’m just cruising. I’m kind of glad I haven’t realized the truth yet so I can still play a decent game of golf. If I sit and think too much about it, I’m not certain I could swing the clubs on Thursday.”
Block’s ace was the first ace since 2020 in a PGA Championship and the first ace for a PGA club professional at a PGA Championship. The 7 iron he used, which is now highly sought-after, was used by Block.
He told 1310 The Ticket, Dallas, that he had been offered $30,000 to sell the club. Since then, he has received additional offers.
“It’s crazy, right? Initial response was that I would hand deliver $50,000. Block said, “It was a joke at first, but now I’m not so sure.” “But I have had other people ask me about it, to maybe preserve it in certain places for the PGA etc., stuff of that nature. It’s still up in the air. “For now, I just need to hit shots close for me and then I’ll move on.”
Max HomaBlock, who is the head pro at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club located in Mission Viejo in California, was called a “legend of southern California” by players who have played against him before. Block played Colonial Tuesday’s front nine with Beau HosslerAnother golfer from southern California. As he started on No. 10, Jordan SpiethThe following are some examples of how to get started: Zach Johnson, we were watching.
It’s always amazing when you see someone who is a professional golfer. “It’s always amazing to see someone who, if you go to the U.S. “I spend my days here, practicing golf. It’s enough for him to beat me up.
Ryan PalmerBlock’s hole in one was seen by a group of golfers at Vaquero Club, Westlake, Texas. He was curious to see how Block would handle the pressures that come with playing in a major tournament. Justin RoseThe following are some examples of how to get started: Rory McIlroy.
Palmer said: “I think this is one of the stories that golf hasn’t seen in a long time.” “I think the game is stronger than ever. The PGA Tour, players that play each week, winners, I think it has a lot to do with what’s going on in golfing, the battle you could say. To see a story that brings together golfers and non-golfers, I think that is pretty cool to watch.”
Block flew to Dallas/Ft. Worth on Monday after receiving the sponsor’s exemption. Worth on Monday. He was at Colonial for a practice session by mid-morning on Tuesday. He wore the same clothes as he wore last week in Rochester, New York. However, the hotter climate in Texas made it impossible to wear them.
Block said: “I have no shorts at all.” “I’m trying to get some shorts in this area.” [so]At least when I’m practicing [Wednesday]I’ll be wearing shorts.”
Block has not been in the spotlight too much. After his news conference on Tuesday, Block spent about an hour taking care of other media duties. He calls Albert Pujols, a future baseball Hall of Famer, one of his best buddies. He regularly plays with Patrick Cantlay. He is paired up with a friend Thursday. Min Woo Lee.
Ben Hogan’s course Colonial is his first time to play.
Block said, “The course suits my eye. There are a lot cuts off the tee.” You’ve got be pretty straight. The greens are perfect. I have a nice little ryegrass surrounding the green. It fits me much better than last week.”
The fact that so many people congratulated and praised you is not the most encouraging thing about last week.
Block said with a cracking voice, “It is that my golfing game is good enough.” “Yeah. That my game can compete with these guys.”