‘Rory, did it go in?’: Club pro Michael Block hits INCREDIBLE slam-dunk hole-in-one during the final round of his fairytale PGA Championship run while playing alongside McIlroy
American club pro Michael Block produced one of the most incredible moments in recent golf history on Sunday, hitting a slam-dunk hole-in-one during the final round of the PGA Championship.
The 46-year-old – who teaches golf lessons at a public course in California – was the talk of Oak Hill leading into the final round, when he secured a spot playing alongside Rory McIlroy on a fairytale weekend.
And he made it even more memorable on the 15th hole in upstate New York, firing in a remarkable hole-in-one to send the packed crowd wild.
Reacting to the shot, he turned to McIlroy and immediately asked, ‘Rory, did it go in?’ before getting a hug from the former world No 1.
He then received a hero’s welcome as he walked to the green to pick his ball out of the hole, before showing the camera as he marked the ‘1’ on his scorecard and put a circle around it.
Block made headlines on Saturday night when he found out live on air that he would be playing alongside McIlroy for his final round, and he has been the story of the tournament.
‘Are you serious?’ he asked the reporter who told him the news, before having to take a moment to process the information.
In his day job at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, California, he charges $125 for a 45-minute lesson as a golf instructor.
Across the first three days of the PGA Championship, he recorded three-straight even-par rounds of 70, and his hole-in-one on the 15th on Sunday took him back to level par once again, tied for 13th in the tournament.