Hole-in-one lesson pro… More popular than number 1

In the PGA Championship, a major men’s golf tournament, 20 out of 156 players, called ‘club pros’, participate. It is a tournament organized by the PGA of America. Club pros refer to those who have received a professional license from the American Professional Golf Association. These club pros did not expect good results because they had to face the ‘elite golfers’ of the PGA Tour. In the 2000s, the highest record was tied for 40th place (2005) by Steve Schneiter, a Canadian.

This year was different. Michael Block (46, USA, photo), the head pro of Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, California, USA, is monopolizing the spotlight as much as the winner (Brooks Koepka) with his outstanding performance. On the 22nd (Korean time), in the final 4th round of the PGA Championship held at Oak Hill CC in Rochester, New York, USA, he finished the tournament with a hole-in-one and a tie for 15th place with a 1 over par 281 strokes.

Block, who participated in the PGA Championship for the fifth time, recorded an even par (70 strokes) in all rounds 1 to 3. Thanks to that, in the final 4th round, he enjoyed the “honour” of playing in a group with Rory McIlroy (34, Northern Ireland), the top star of the PGA Tour, and recorded a hole-in-one at the 15th hole (par 3) set at 151 yards.먹튀검증 He put the tee shot he hit with the 7 iron into the hole. Block said, “I realized it after McIlroy told me (hole in one) five times.”

Block earned $288,333 (about 380 million won) in prize money. Block is paid $150 for 45 minutes of private instruction at the golf course. He secured the right to participate in next year’s PGA Championship, which is given to players within the 15th place in this tournament. He will also participate in the PGA Tour Charles Schwab Challenge on the 25th and the Canadian Open next month by invitation from sponsors. “I love my family, my job and everything, but golf is my life,” said Block.

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