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PGA club pro Michael Block posts first ace of PGA Championship

PGA club pro Michael Block posts first ace of PGA Championship

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PGA club pro Michael BlockThe 105th PGA Championship, held at Oak Hill Country Club, was a dream week for’s.

Block, who began the final round tied eighth, aced on Sunday the par-3 151-yard 15th. His ball barely touched green and somehow never hit flag before slamming in the hole, sending fans into a frenzy.

“That went in the hole,” was said Rory McIlroyBlock is the player on Sunday.

Block replied, “No.” “”No way. No way. Rory, did you get it in?”

When Block became convinced it had happened, he raised his cap and waved at the fans. He high-fived McIlroy. Block walked on to the 15th hole and took his ball out of his cup, which was damaged by his slam.

It was the PGA Championship’s first hole-in one since Byeong Hun An‘s ace on the 11th hole in the final round in 2020 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Block, a Californian from Mission Viejo got off to a bad start on Sunday. Block, from Mission Viejo, California, had a tough start on Sunday. He posted bogeys on No. 7. He turned at 2 over 37. The ace put him back at even par and tied for 13th with three holes to play.

Block would be eligible to play in the RBC Canadian Open next month, and a finish in the top-15 would qualify him for next year’s PGA Championship.

The best finish of a PGA club professional in the PGA Championship for those who advanced from the PGA Professional Championship is a tie for eleventh place. Lonnie NielsenTommy Aycock was born in 1974 and in 1986.