Michael Block took the golf world by storm with his impressive showing at the PGA Championship last weekend. Unfortunately, it looks like his fairytale run of golf may be over after a rough start to the Charles Schwab Challenge on Thursday.
The 46-year-old club pro’s inspirational story and impressive play at Oak Hill earned him an invite to the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. However, golf is a brutal game where you can be on top of the world at one moment and quickly be snapped back to reality.
Block struggled to repeat his success, shooting an opening round 81 on Thursday which was dead last in the 120-person field.
Even with his game clearly being off, he did have one last stroke of brilliance on hole No. 10. He hit a miraculous shot after an errant tee shot which had him on a bridge to save par on the hole.
Block from the … bridge?!
Ridiculous touch from Michael Block to avoid disaster.
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— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 25, 2023
This was pretty much the lone bright spot in his round, but he still had plenty talking about just how great of a shot that it was.
This is insane https://t.co/vCLgNya0nP
— Grayson Bruce (@GraysonBruce) May 25, 2023
Ain't no party like a Michael Block Party. https://t.co/KovgPdAXKm
— Hamish Neal (@hamishneal) May 25, 2023
This hasn’t been Michael Block’s day, but this was cool —> #PGATOUR #golf https://t.co/ghu87LXeIh
— Jeremy Schilling (@jschil) May 25, 2023
Cart path golf level: Expert https://t.co/Dhh2bnEzJt pic.twitter.com/6N3wTUsotm
— Matt Rentschler (@RentsTweets) May 25, 2023
How can anyone hate this guy https://t.co/k59ESKNAbL
— Louis (@LouisL_89) May 25, 2023
It’s hard not to like the guy finally living his dream on the PGA Tour. This round unfortunately may be closer to where is golf game actually is compared to the other PGA Tour players than his outlier tournament last weekend.
He will need to have a miraculous Round 2 on Friday if he wants to have any chance of making the cut to play the weekend.