After shank, club pro Block will make 1st PGA cut

Michael Block earned himself some TV time by climbing onto the primary web page of the leaderboard Friday morning on the one hundred and fifth PGA Championship.

Then got here the premature shank.

The 46-year-old head pro at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, California, reached 3 beneath, a shot off the lead, after a birdie on the par-4 first gap, his tenth of the day, and held regular with a pair pars to comply with. He then bogeyed the par-5 fourth gap, short-siding himself along with his third shot, earlier than stepping on the tee field on the par-3 fifth and catching all hosel.

Block’s ball shot out at 45 levels and low, hitting a tree and ricocheting again into the tough, simply forward of the members’ tee packing containers however nonetheless 60 some yards away from the opening.

He’d go on to double-bogey the opening, although it would not discourage him. Block parred in to card a second straight even-par 70 and will make his first PGA cut in 5 tries.

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