The Michael Block spell hasn’t completely ended since the end of the PGA Championship, but there wasn’t much left of him in Fort Worth, Texas.
Four days after finishing a T15 performance at Oak Hill – which included a hole-in-one – the 46-year-old teaching pro competed in the Charles Schwab Challenge on sponsor exemption. He did not perform again in the first round, although he did have at least a few moments.
Block began with three straight bogeys, then came from about a yard away by hitting another hole-in-one on the fourth hole at Colonial Country Club.
Six holes later, Block was in a tight spot when a 277-yard drive settled over a bridge on the far right side of the fairway. Block somehow made the save, starting with an incredible getaway from the bridge that landed just short of the green.
that was nice.
The bad came the rest of the back nine, in which Block made bogey, bogey, bogey, par, double bogey, double bogey, par, double bogey and finished the round 11-over and tied for last place by four strokes. , Rory Sabbatini was in last place after 7 overs.
Speaking to reporters after the round, Block’s approach was balanced:
“It’s one of those golf days. If you play golf, you know exactly what happened. So I really don’t need to explain it too much, because if you’re a golfer, you pass is the day that i did. you understand the facts where lies are no good and trees are in your way every time. even your good shots are bad, your bad shots are bad , etcetera.
“It is what it is. I’m going to live with it. I thought it was going to be the third or fourth round last week at Oak Hill, and it never happened. It happened now, and I’m not surprised.” , To tell you the truth.”
While Friday’s round was much better – Block posted a 4-over 74 – he ended the week at 15-over. He missed the cut and finished last in the field.
He’ll definitely be reflecting on what a wild few weeks it’s been. However, for now, he just wants to return to his family.
Block said on Friday, “I’m not going to let this out until I’m inside — when I get to my house and I’m sitting in the backyard — no, I can’t talk about it right now.” , “My black lab Messy, he’s waiting for me. I haven’t seen him in about two weeks, and I can’t wait to go home and throw a ball with him.”
In terms of total numbers, it was not an impressive performance from the block, which has already received a lot of recognition. He won’t be spending the final round playing alongside a major champion like Rory McIlroy. But for a guy who qualified for last week’s tournament through qualifiers for club professionals and made his first major cut 16 years after his first appearance, any more moments in the sun are a fine sight to see in such a game. who loves every man.