Michael Block was the story of the PGA Championship, finishing in a tie for 15th place at Oak Hill in Rochester. The club pro surprised everyone, and he’s now scored an invite to the event next year, too.
Block finished the tournament at +1 thanks to an incredible hole in one on his final round. Now, it seems the seven-iron used on that ridiculous shot is worth a pretty penny.
Block’s ace came on the 15th hole on Sunday, and it immediately sent viewers into a frenzy even if it was spoiled a bit by Jim Nantz’s premature call.
The shot, along with his weekend performance, has already landed him newfound fame. Not only has he qualified for next year’s PGA Championship, but he’s also been invited to next week’s Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club.
He’s received a few interesting offers, including a partnership with an adult subscription website. He’s also gotten an offer for the club used on that improbable hole in one.
Block said he’s been offered $50K for the seven-iron.
Michael Block said he was offered $50K(!!!) for the TaylorMade 7-iron he used to ace the 15th at Oak Hill.
“All I know is that thing isn’t going to be too far out of my eyesight anymore. I don’t think I made $50k per year until 10 years ago.” https://t.co/eVgfKvfQZZ pic.twitter.com/6MBUtTiUcA
— Jonathan Wall (@jonathanrwall) May 23, 2023
Fans have been quick to comment.
Some are telling him to sell, sell, sell, with this fan writing, “He will regret not selling this in 5 years.”
Others say he should ask for more. This tweet read, “I’d ask for $100K!”
I would have taken the $50K and bought some new ones! Hell – TaylorMade will give you a new set, to you for an ad I am sure! Great job Mr. Block!
— George D. Brown (@ComatTechGDB) May 23, 2023
The awesome week for Michael Block continues. We’ll see if he decides to part ways with the equipment.