Michael Block Makes Hole-In-One During Top-15 Finish At 2023 PGA Championship

Michael Block experiences a 'dream week' at PGA Championship; instantly becomes a fan favorite

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (MAY 21, 2023) — PGA Professional Michael Block’s dream week at the 2023 PGA Championship hit a crescendo today with his storybook hole-in-one on the fly on No. 15 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY. A shot for the ages!

Below are the fast facts about his historic achievement.

  • Low Club Pro Honors, as Block was honored on the 18th green by PGA President John Lindert live on CBS nationwide during the awards ceremony.
  • Block earns a spot in the 2024 PGA Championship field at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky for finishing in the top 15 and ties at Oak Hill.
  • This marks a career-high tournament winnings for Block with a payout of $288,333!
  • Block becomes the first PGA Club Professional to make hole-in-one at the PGA Championship since George Bowman in 1996.
  • Block was given a sponsor exemption into next week’s Charles Schwab Challenge & the RBC Canadian Open.

Congratulations to Michael Block who proudly represents the Southern California PGA Section along with his home facility of Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club! #WeAreSoCalPGA