Golf club lesson pro Michael Block (46, USA) is the talk of the town after his hole-in-one at the PGA Championship, a major on the U.S. Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour, on April 22. His hole-in-one led to a tie for 15th place, invitations to other PGA Tour events, and even a fan offering to buy the club that made the hole-in-one.

Michael Block. AFP reported on Thursday that it had received an offer of $50,000 (about $66,000) for the 7-iron that Block used to make his hole-in-one on the par-3 15th hole of the final round. Block’s clubs are a set of Tour Preferred 먹튀검증 MC irons that TaylorMade released in 2013, making them more than a decade old. However, Block has reportedly not decided whether to sell them. That’s because the PGA of America, which organizes the PGA Championship, wants to keep the 7-iron on permanent display at its new headquarters in Frisco, Texas.

“As good as the new model is in every way, I feel more comfortable with the club I’ve always used,” Block said, “especially under pressure.” “I haven’t even changed the lead tape that I put on my irons four or five years ago to adjust the weight of the iron head,” he confessed. He has also been using wedges and putters for 20 years.

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“Things are happening right now that I could never have imagined. I still feel like I’m dreaming,” he said, adding that 10 years ago he never thought he’d be making $50,000 a year. Block said he didn’t read 1,600 of the congratulatory texts he received, including one from the “basketball emperor” Michael Jordan. Block has been invited to play in the PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge, which begins today in Fort Worth, Texas, and has been named to the 120-man field. “I never thought I would be invited to another PGA Tour event,” said Block, who canceled all of his lesson bookings to compete in the event. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Meanwhile, PGA Championship runner-up Scottie Schauffler, 27, returns to the top of the world rankings after a 42-day absence, as he takes on “best friend” Sam Burns (27-USA). Schauffler led after three rounds at last year’s Charles Schwab Challenge but lost to Burns in a playoff after conceding a tie in the fourth round.

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