PGA Championship: A hilarious old ad featuring Michael Block and his golf club resurfaces ahead of final round
Michael Block was paired with Rory McIlroy for the final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday
A hilarious, old ad featuring PGA playing pro Michael Block resurfaced Sunday ahead of his final round at the PGA Championship, and it’s absolutely perfect.
Block, who played his way into the weekend at Oak Hill Country Club and was paired with Rory McIlroy for the final round of the major championship, has become one of the biggest and best stories of the tournament. Block is the first PGA club pro to sit inside the top 10 after 54 holes in the event in more than 30 years. If he can stay there Sunday, he’ll be the highest-finishing club pro ever.
The 46-year-old, who offers $150 lessons at his home club at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, California, is also facing the biggest payday of his life. He opened the tournament with three straight even-par 70s and started the final round tied for eighth, just 6 shots behind leader Brooks Koepka.
He revealed Saturday that the most he has ever made playing is $75,000. At the start of Sunday’s round, Block was looking at a $500,000 check.
That makes this old commercial — in which Block is promoting both his private lessons and the Southern California golf club in general with a giant rabbit, for some reason — that much better.
Michael Block is the head pro at a public course in California and charges $150 for 60-minute lessons.
But today he’s paired with Rory McIlroy for the final round of the PGA Championship — and he’s currently in position to take home $500,000.
You couldn’t write a better script. pic.twitter.com/D58O1AGrUq
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) May 21, 2023
Block finished T15 at the PGA Championship, and hit an incredible hole-in-one late in his final round to cap the week. That earned him an automatic spot into next year's PGA Championship.