Michael Block, the head professional at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, California, had a great week at the PGA Championship. Finishing in a tie for 15th place, he earned close to $300,000 and a place in next year’s event.
But while fans can look forward to seeing Block tee it up at Valhalla in 2024, it won’t be that long before we see him on tour again.
Shortly after the PGA Championship came to an end, it was announced that Block had been invited to the PGA Tour’s next event, the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.
See you next week, Michael Block! 🏌️♂️ pic.twitter.com/0snIGhvwda
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 21, 2023
As would be expected, Block was emotional when he got the call from Tournament Director Michael Tothe, extending the invitation to play at Colonial.
While Michael Block’s 2023 #PGAChamp chapter has come to an end, his story is just getting started.
He’ll be at Colonial Country Club next week for the Charles Schwab Challenge. pic.twitter.com/vfdkTjmb2v
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) May 21, 2023
He was not the only one. Block earned an immeasurable over the week at Oak Hill. The news that he’ll be in the field at Colonial was met with a lot of happiness.
Easiest decision in sports…in a long time. His passion and emotion is everything that is good about sports in a time where that sport needs it. https://t.co/YjafEmf3wL
— 𝐖𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐮𝐫𝐡𝐚𝐦 (@WesDurham) May 21, 2023
A pretty incredible story, this. One tournament has probably changed Michael Block’s life forever. https://t.co/Ybf1cchcPL
— Ewan Murray (@mrewanmurray) May 21, 2023
Hey @CSChallengeFW – you take care of our sweet, sweet prince, you hear us? #Blocky
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) May 22, 2023
— Stephen Lambert (@sml41) May 22, 2023
I'll take "Things you love to see" for $2000 Alex https://t.co/nSV3kiq9v8
— 2023 Offseason National Champs #GBR (@stevenbryant723) May 22, 2023
This is amazing. US Open and Open should follow suit. The fans are in, keep them engaged. https://t.co/cvJ0mf3AL9
— DaBearsBlog (@dabearsblog) May 22, 2023
So cool! Happy for this cat. His time has come …. #PGA ⛳️ https://t.co/ZNDqnlvFik
— "Football is Life" (@JoeSteelerFan) May 21, 2023
We are all Michael Block supporters now!! https://t.co/kKnbWAilkl
— PeteOnSports (@PeteMedhurst) May 21, 2023
Block turned into a real-life example of Kevin Costner’s Roy McAvoy from 1996’s Tin Cup. His entire traveling party booked a return flight to Southern California for Saturday, thinking he’d miss the cut. Instead, he was one of the best players of the week, easily winning the low Low Club Professional prize and was the week’s best story.