PGA ‘surprise star’ block, ‘spotlight’ than winning Koepka
Since the season’s second major tournament, the American Professional Golf Association (PGA) Championship, ended on the 22nd, Michael Block (USA) has been in the spotlight more than ‘winner’ Brooks Koepka (USA). Block, who entered the tournament as an invited club professional rather than a tour player, competed with prominent players on the world’s best stage and finished the tournament in a tie for 15th place. Playing with Rory McIlroy in the final round, he made a hole-in-one on the par 3 15th hole.토토사이트
Golf.com reported on the 24th that “Block received an offer to sell the 7-iron he used to hole-in-one for 50,000 dollars (approximately 66 million won).” The ball hit by the block went straight into the hole without even touching the flagstick. “He didn’t think 10 years ago he would be making $50,000 a year,” Block said, adding that he hadn’t decided to sell the club.
The club used by the block also draws attention. He is using a set of Tour Preferred MC irons, released in 2013 by TaylorMade, which have been on the market for more than 10 years. I have been using wedges and putters for 20 years. “The new model is good in every way, but I feel comfortable playing with my usual club,” said Block. It has to be a familiar club, especially under pressure.”
Block is realizing its growing popularity. He said that the block that he received about 1600 congratulatory texts said, “There is no end even if you scroll down.” Among the text messages, there was also one from Michael Jordan, known as the ‘Basketball Emperor’ known as a golf fan. Block, who wore Jordan Brand spikes during the competition, was thrilled, saying, “I was a kid who saved $100 to buy Jordan shoes when I was a kid.”
Appearances in the golf documentary <Full Swing> of Netflix, an OTT (online video service) platform, are also visible. Foreign media reported that Netflix, which is producing Season 2 after Season 1 of <Full Swing>, which was very popular, focused on the block in this competition.
Block is also invited to the Charles Schwab Challenge and the RBC Canadian Open to continue his PGA Tour outing. Block said, “This is a dream. I’m just sailing “I’m just playing decent golf at this point,” he said, expressing his willingness to take on the challenge with a calm mind.