Lesson pro Michael Block (USA) is the talk of the town after his sensational performance at the PGA Championship.
After his hole-in-one on the 15th hole in the final round of the PGA Championship, Block told Golf.com on Thursday that he was offered $50,000 (about $66,000) for the 7-iron he used to make the hole-in-one.
The hole-in-one earned him a tie for 15th place and an invitation to the Charles Schwab Challenge on the PGA Tour and the RBC Canadian Open.
“Things are happening now that I never imagined,” Block said, adding that “10 years ago, I never thought I would be making $50,000 a year.”
But Block added that he hasn’t decided whether to sell the club with which he made the hole-in-one.
The PGA of America, which organizes the PGA Championship, wants to permanently display Block’s 7-iron at its new headquarters in Frisco, Texas.
The news also brought attention to the clubs Block used.
At the PGA Championship, he used a set of Tour Preferred MC irons that TaylorMade introduced in 2013. It’s an outdated model that’s been on the market for more than a decade.
“As good as the new models are in every way,” he said, “I’m more comfortable with the clubs I’ve always used, especially under pressure, because they’re familiar.스포츠토토
He even admits that the lead tape he uses to adjust the weight of his iron heads “was put on four or five years ago and has never been replaced.”
His wedges and putter are also 20 years old.
“I still feel like I’m dreaming,” Block said of the 1,600 congratulatory texts he received, including one from the “basketball emperor” Michael Jordan.