Reality sets in for Michael Block at Charles Schwab Challenge and Twitter has mixed reactions.
Well, that was fun while it lasted. A little over three days have passed since Michael Block’s unforgettable final round at this year’s PGA Championship and reality has begun to set in for Block.
The Club Pro from Mission Viejo, California, has had a whirlwind few hours since his final round at Oak Hill last Sunday. Block has gone from a life-changing week that included an unbelievable hole-in-one over the weekend during the second major championship of the year, to making eye-opening comments comparing himself to Rory McIlroy, to having a disastrous opening round on Thursday at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Michael whether fair or unfair went from cult hero to villain real quick after he made some surprising remarks when asked what the biggest difference between himself and Rory McIlroy was.
Safe to say social media was not overly thrilled with Block’s comments.
Block party over? Reality sets in for Michael Block at Colonial
Following his showing at the PGA Championship Block received invitations to both this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge and the RBC Canadian Open in a few weeks’ time.
But things quickly went from great to terrible for Michael Block at Colonial during his opening round on Thursday. After opening with three consecutive bogeys and four in his first five holes at the historic Colonial Country Club, Block made the turn in 37 hoping to rebound on the back half.
Unfortunately for the PGA Championship star, things would not improve. Block would drop shots on 11, 12, and 13, before finishing his day with three doubles on three of his final four holes. The result, an unpleasant 81 that was good for a tally of 11 over par and DFL.
Speaking after his miserable day out on the course Block reflected on his round saying: “It’s one of those days of golf. If you play golf, you know exactly what just happened. So I don’t really need to explain it too much because, if you are a golfer, you’ve had the day I’ve had. You understand the facts of where the lies aren’t good and the trees are in your way every time. Even your good shots are bad, your bad shots are worse, et cetera, et cetera.”
It was just one of those days for Michael Block, every golfer has them, and it doesn’t take anything away from his unforgettable experience at Oak Hill last week he acknowledged.
"“The experience I had that last week was next level. So today, coming out here and not having my game at all and having a lot of bad luck or whatever you might call it, just call it golf.”“It is what it is. At the same time, I sat there, and I thought about it, and I said, I’m going to see my boys tomorrow night.”"
Hard to not cheer for a guy like that and Twitter understandably had mixed reactions following Michael Block’s brutal round.
Whatever your stance on Michael Block is, there is no denying the fact that he provided a lot of entertainment and memories for golf fans around the world over the last several days.
Block will look to turn things around during his second round at Colonial on Friday and no matter what happens from here on out, one of the stories of this year’s PGA Championship can rest assured knowing he will get to tee it up again in 2024 at Valhalla.