There is a player that attracts more attention than Brooks Koepka, who lifted the trophy at the PGA Championship, which ended on the 22nd (Korean time). It is Lesson Pro Michael Bullock who tied for 15th. Among tour pros who make millions to tens of millions of dollars a year, he surprised people by achieving good results with an hourly tuition of $150.
In the men’s golf world ranking announced on the 23rd, Block jumped up 3003 steps to rank 577th. Block was ranked 3580th in the world last week before competing in the PGA Championship.
Block, who also appeared on CNN’s morning program that day, responded to the question that it was similar to the golf movie ‘Tin Cup’ and said, “That’s right. It is the same in that I am a lesson pro.” ‘Tin Cup’ is about a lesson pro who works at a rural golf course competing to win the US Open. Kevin Costner took on the lead role and became a box office success among the movies about golf.
Block said, “I, a small town golf course lesson pro, played Justin Rose in the third round and Rory McIlroy in the fourth. It was like a dream,” he said. Having been invited to the PGA Tour Charles Schwab Challenge, which opens on the 26th thanks to a tie for 15th in the PGA Championship, he announced that he had canceled all lessons he had booked for this week. He laughed, saying, “I believe that customers who have decided to take lessons will be generous and understand,” but “I think my wife will ask me to raise the lesson fee.”
Block is the head pro at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, California. The PGA Championship distributes 20 of the 156 players to club pros in the United States. Block also made it to the PGA Championship through this.
No one expected the block to do well. In fact, no one even knew about the participation. However, Block drew attention by hitting an even par 70 two days in a row and passing the cut in a tie for 10th place. Block, who recorded an even par in the third round and tied for eighth, played with superstar Rory McIlroy in the final round that day. And in front of McIlroy’s eyes, he made a hole-in-one with a 7-iron at the 151-yard 15th (par 3) hole. Block said, “McIlroy had to tell me (hole in one) five times. It was a wonderful experience to have McIlroy tell me I had a hole-in-one.” Block finished the PGA Championship in a tie for 15th with a final total of 1 over par 281.
After finishing the 18th hole with a par, Block, who was thrilled with cheers louder than McIlroy’s, said, “I never cried when I had children, and the only two times I cried in my life were related to golf. “I love my family, my job, everything, but golf is my life,” she said.
The tie for 15th is the greatest ever by a club pro in PGA Championship history. Jay Overton (USA) tied for 17th in 1988, the only club pro in the last 35 years to finish in the top 20. The best finish since 2000 was Steve Schneiter’s T-40 in 2005.메이저놀이터
Block, who properly realized the phrase ‘Why Not’ engraved on his ball, said, “It was a surreal experience, and I have a strange feeling that my future life will not be the same as before. On the good side though, that’s cool.”