Block Joins The Likes Of Cantlay, Spieth, Harrington & Molinari As WME Client

The news just gets better and better for PGA Championship crowd favourite Michael Block with confirmation he’s become a client of WME Sports Management.

The 46-year-old, who stunned the sports world with a ‘slam dunk’ ace during last Sunday’s final round of the PGA Chjampionship, joins the likes of Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay, Padraig Harrington and Francesco Molinari as a client of WME

Michael Block now a WMW stablemate with the likes of Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay, Padraig Harrington and Francesco Molinari

“WME Sports is proud to announce that we have signed Michael Block, the breakout star of the PGA Championship, as a client in all areas”, said the company is a news release.

“Michael, a 46 year-old club professional from Southern California, took the world of golf by storm at Oak Hill, finishing in a tie for 15th place – the highest finish from a club professional at a Major Championship in nearly 40 years. He was the story of the week, trending on social media for most of the weekend and written about by nearly every member of sports media.  His humble personality and candor about the experience, coupled with his seriously impressive performance, have made him an instant star.”

Block has been living a golfer’s dream since the events of last Sunday when he partnered four-time major winning Rory McIlroy during the final round, and in many ways upstaged McIlroy all thanks to his ace on the par-3 15th hole of the Rochester Country Club course.
Since then, Block received an invitation to tee-up in this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas while it’s also been confirmed he has been afforded an invitation to contest next fortnight’s RBC Canadian Open, and an event where McIlroy as a two-time champion is defending.

Block was interviewed yesterday at the Colonial Country Club and host venue this week, and spoke of how his life has been changing since last Sunday’s incredible scenes, including an offer of $30,000 for the 7-iron he used to hole out for his ace.

“I’ve had a couple different offers actually. It’s crazy, right? I’ve had a couple different offers, and the initial response was it was $50,000 and I’d hand deliver it. Kind of kiddingly, but I guess not really anymore,” he said.

“I’ve also had other people ask about it to maybe have it preserved in certain spots for the PGA, et cetera, stuff like that. So it’s up in the air. For right now it just needs to hit shots in there close for me, and I’ll go from there.”

And there’s the attention his efforts last week up up-state New York have done for his Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo in California.

“I hope it means a lot of good things for my club”, he said. “Golf has been on a big boom since COVID. Our club has been doing great prior to this. It will always be doing great one way or the other, whether this happens or not, with or without me. We have such a great facility on 240 acres right in the middle of southern Orange County.

“Yeah, the Rancho Mission Viejo company that owns it and the Donovan brothers that run it, everyone there — I don’t know what it’s like. I’ve seen videos. It looks amazing. It looks really cool. I can’t wait to get back and celebrate with everybody that’s there working while I’m out here living a dream.”


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