It seems like the crazy ride Michael Block is on just keeps getting crazier, from PGA Tour tournament invites to messages from Michael Jordan – to now offers of up to $50,000 to buy the 7-iron that he used for his memorable hole-in-one at the PGA Championship.
Block hit the only ace of the tournament at Oak Hill, and the first hole-in-one by a club pro at the PGA Championship since 1996 as he slam dunked it on the 15th in front of a euphoric crowd including playing partner Rory McIlroy.
Everybody seems to want a piece of the likeable PGA pro now, and some even want a piece of history with offers coming in for that magic 7-iron of his.
As Block takes up the first of his two PGA Tour invites this week at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial, he revealed he’s had plenty of financial offers after his Oak Hill exploits – including for that magical 7-iron.
“I’ve had a couple different offers actually,” said Block. “It’s crazy, right? I’ve had a couple different offers, and the initial response was it was $50,000 and I’d hand deliver it. Kind of kiddingly, but I guess not really anymore.
“But I’ve had other people ask about it to maybe have it preserved in certain spots for the PGA, et cetera, stuff like that. So it’s up in the air. For right now it just needs to hit shots in there close for me, and I’ll go from there.”
The @TaylorMadeGolf Tour Preferred 7-iron that Michael Block used to hit his hole-in-one @PGAChampionship 🤯He said he’s gotten a $50k offer for the club, and the @PGA wants it, too. He’s not sure yet where it’ll go, but it’s still in the bag today at Colonial pic.twitter.com/nQQj98xeNGMay 23, 2023
Block, who is now the lead image on the TaylorMade website is not exactly representing the new technology from the manufacturer, with a set of TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC irons from 2014 still in his bag.
He’ll still have that 7-iron in play this week at Colonial and is very much in the “if it’s not broke don’t fix it” camp when it comes to clubs, with his well-worn clubs not going anywhere right now.
“I know what they’re going to do,” Block told GolfWRX.com. “Period. It’s not because they go further. It has nothing to do with anything. I’ve played a whole bunch of other TaylorMade irons.
“The new MCs. They feel great and everything else, but these, as you can see with most of my irons and my wedges – my putter’s over 20-years-old – once I have something that I know what it’s going to do,…
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