Michael Block’s home club goes wild on PGA Championship hole-in-one

It was an unforgettable weekend for PGA golf pro Michael Block — and for those close to him.

An Instagram video from Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, Calif. — where Block, who was the Cinderella story of the 2023 PGA Championship, is the head golf professional — showed members of the club going absolutely wild when Block drained his magical hole-in-one on Sunday afternoon.

The footage shows a crowded room full of people yelling, cheering and jumping up and down as Block drained an ace on the Par-3 15th hole at Oak Hill Country Club during the final round of the major championship.

Block, 46, is not a pro golfer on the PGA Tour, rather a “golf pro” certified by the PGA of America (different from the Tour) who works full-time at the California golf course.

Block qualified for the major by finishing tied for second in a tournament among fellow PGA of America pros in New Mexico earlier in the month, though he has played the PGA Championship before and has competed on other events on the PGA Tour.

Not only did Block shoot the lowest score among any of his peers, he was legitimately in contention for the championship for a large percentage of the tournament, his wild ace on 15 being the height of his magical weekend.

Block finished the tournament in a tie for 15th place with Eric Cole and Tyrrell Hatton at 1-over par and was arguably the story of the weekend, despite Brooks Koepka winning his third PGA Championship and fifth major, the first major victory by a LIV Golf defector.

Michael Block celebrates with spectators after hitting a hole-in-one on the 15th hole
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The 2023 Low PGA Club Professional Michael Block holds his award
Michael Block holds his 2023 Low PGA Club Professional award alongside tournament winner Brooks Koepka
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And after coming in 15th, his story is set to continue.

The Charles Schwab Challenge, this week’s PGA Tour event at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, invited Block to compete.

He is currently 600/1 to win the event at PointsBet Sportsbook.

The RBC Canadian Open, which takes place two weeks later in Toronto, Canada, also invited Block to play.

Michael Block on the 18th green
Michael Block on the 18th green
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Additionally, by coming in a tie for 15th, Block is automatically entered into next year’s PGA Championship, which is set to take place at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.

According to Daniel Rapoport of Barstool Sports, Netflix cameras also followed Block throughout the tournament for the next season of “Full Swing,” the PGA Tour docuseries that premiered this year.

All in all, this will be a weekend that Block will never forget.