PGA Tour pro bows out to hand Michael Block place in Charles Schwab Challenge

Michael Block gets emotional after receiving an invite into this week's Charles Schwab Challenge on the PGA Tour.

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Mon, 22 May 2023
PGA Tour pro bows out to hand Michael Block place in Charles Schwab Challenge

Fresh off the golfing week of his life at the US PGA Championship at Oak Hill, legendary club professional Michael Block has earned an invite into this week's Charles Schwab Challenge.

Playing alongside Rory McIlroy in the final round on Sunday, Block, 46, picked up his biggest pay cheque to date ($288,333). 

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He won low PGA club professional. 

Prior to competing in the US PGA last week, Block had amassed just shy of $40,000 in earnings in 25 Tour events.

Brooks Koepka went on to etch his name on the famous Wanamaker Trophy for the third time in his career, and it with it earn a place alongside Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus in the record books. 

It marks a fifth major for Koepka. 

How much they all earned at the PGA

Block buried a 10 footer on the 18th green for par to finish on 1-over par for the tournament in tied 15th, and with it earn his playing privileges into the 2024 PGA Championship. 

He's also qualified for the RBC Canadian Open next year, too. 

Related: "All the f***ing s*** I had to go through," said Koepka after PGA win

But before all of that, Block gets to continue climbing the ladder on the main circuit having been invited to compete in this week's Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial. 

That's because Tour pro Parker Coody has decided to withdraw from the tournament and instead compete in this week's Korn Ferry event - the Visit Knoxville Open. 

Coody said: "I'm going to go to Tennessee... as far as getting my [PGA] Tour card I would love to earn my way there [Charles Schwab Challenge] and be able to play there next year with a Tour card."

Block was informed of his invite just moments after closing out his final round.

The PGA Tour posted Block's emotional reaction to the news on social media.


Block was the club professional at The Lakes in California from 1998 through to 2004.

He then became head professional at Arroyo Trabuco GC in California. 

Block competed in the 2007 PGA Tour Qualifying School but failed to progress through the second stage. 

Of his past accolades in the sport prior to the PGA Championship, he won Southern California PGA Player of the Year an impressive nine out of 10 years from 2012 through to 2022. 

No doubt he 'll win it again in 2023!

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