Michael Block didn’t have the best opening round of the Charles Schwab Challenge, but his legend grew on Thursday following an unreal shot from atop a gravel bridge.
It’s just the latest instance over the last few days as the club pro’s dream continues on the PGA Tour.
Last weekend, Block showcased his talents at the PGA Championship with a top 15 finish. Shooting +1 in rough conditions at Oak Hill, he secured an invite to next year’s event at Valhalla in Louisville.
Part of that performance was a hole in one on the final day that sent fans into a frenzy, even if the call from Jim Nantz spoiled the surprise for viewers at home.
Though Brooks Koepka was the winner of the tournament, landing his fifth major win, it was Block that grabbed the golf world’s attention. The rise to fame led to a number of different offers, some of which were more interesting than others.
One of those opportunities came in the form of an invite to the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Block made his second straight PGA Tour appearance on Thursday, finishing at +11 on the afternoon. No one can blame him for struggling after the week that he’s had, but despite ending the day in dead last on the leaderboard, he still found a way to steal headlines.
On the 10th hole, Block found himself in some trouble. An errant tee shot set him up atop a gravel cart bridge. Somehow, he found a way to save par.
Block from the … bridge?!
Ridiculous touch from Michael Block to avoid disaster.
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Not only was he able to hit the ball square off the uneven surface, but he got it up over the trees and just off the green. Fans were quick to react.
One person said, “This was an absolutely crazy shot!”
Someone else wrote, “I’m here for it, regardless of where he is on the leaderboard, he’s living a dream come true.”
The awesome story continues. We’ll see if Michael Block is able to move up the leaderboard on Day 2.