Block Continues Living The Dream With Invitation To Contest This Weeks Charles Schwab Challenge

Michael Block did not have to wait long with confirmation he received an invitation to contest this week’s PGA Tour Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.

Block, 46, endeared himself to sports fans around the globe making an ace in his final round of last Sunday’s PGA Championship playing in the company of four-time major winning Rory McIlroy.

The California-based club pro eventually finishing T15th to not only earn a cheque for $288,000 but also an automatic entry into next year’s PGA Championship at Valhalla.

Not long after the final round, Block received a phone ball confirmnig he had been afforded the final sponsor exemption into the Charles Schwab Challenge carrying a prize purse of $8.7m with a winner’s cheque for $1.5m.


“Don’t tell me what you’re gonna tell me, because if you tell me, I’m gonna start crying right now,” Block said when Charles Schwab Tournament Director Michael Tothe called him on Sunday evening.

“There’s no better person for this last exemption to go to than you,” Tothe told Block as the 46-year-old and his wife became visibly emotional.

“Someone once told me that Colonial sets up pretty good for an old pro like me, so thank you so much… I look forward to transferring my [plane] tickets to Fort Worth-Dallas tomorrow,” added Block smiling.

Block secured the Fort Worth invitation after the withdrawal of Parker Coody who decided tnstead compete in this week’s Korn Ferry event – the Visit Knoxville Open.

And the Charles Schwab not be Block’s only PGA Tour tee time as the RBC Canadian Open has also extened Block a invitation in its field via its Twitter account but it currently remains unclear if Block has accepted

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