For California club pro Michael Block, his 15 minutes of fame is lasting all the way to the end of the year.
Block left his mark at Oak Hill when he played the final round of the PGA Championship with Rory McIlroy, made a hole-in-one on the 15th hole, finished with a sublime par save and tied for 15th. He accepted two sponsor exemptions in the weeks that followed.
More PGA Tour competition follows. Block is considered the PGA section pro this week, meaning he will be playing the World Wide Technology Championship in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
And then he’ll be headed Down Under for the Australian Open the week after Thanksgiving. The tournament, featuring men and women competing for separate trophies, will be held at The Australian and The Lakes.
The Block Party is coming to Sydney!
— Australian Open (@AusOpenGolf) October 26, 2023
“It has been a truly unbelievable year for me, both on and off the course, and what better way to finish (the year) than to head to Australia, play some golf and see the sights of Sydney,” Block said.
He’ll be playing alongside the lies of Cameron Smith and Adam Scott, with Minjee Lee and Hannah Green highlighting the women’s field.