What is at stake for Michael Block? A place in the Masters and more
ROCHESTER, NY – Michael Block has big plans at Oak Hill today, even if he doesn’t win the PGA Championship.
Along with a handsome cash prize, the Southern California club pro’s top 10 finish earns him a seat at next month’s RBC Canadian Open in Oakdale, Toronto. The 46-year-old played alongside Taylor Pendrith in the first two rounds this week and impressed the Canadian with both his game and big personality.
“Super impressive and he’s a great guy,” said Pendrith. “We had a lot of fun out there and kept it easy. He played unreal. … Great player and an even better guy.”
A top 15 finish earns Block a free return to that championship next year without qualifying. However, he hasn’t had any problems with that in the past as he has already played five times.
If Block finds his way into the top 4 on Sunday, he’ll earn a trip to Augusta National for the 2024 Masters tournament. If he finishes in the top 3, he’ll become a temporary special member of the PGA Tour.
He won’t be short of fans at Oak Hill as there was a block party throughout the week.
https://torontosun.com/sports/golf/whats-on-the-line-for-michael-block-sunday-a-spot-in-masters-canadian-open-and-more What is at stake for Michael Block? A place in the Masters and more