Michael Block offered $50,000 for 7-iron used to ace No. 15 at PGA Championship

To let go of a piece of golf history – the 7-iron Michael Block used to ace No. 15 at the PGA Championship – the nation's favorite club pro has a sizable offer on the table.

Block has been offered $50,000 for the TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC 7-iron he used Sunday to dunk his tee shot during the final round at the par-3 15th hole at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.

"For $50K, I’ll hand deliver it," Block said, according to "All I know is that thing isn’t going to be too far out of my eyesight anymore. I don’t think I made $50K per year until 10 years ago."

Block, who was speaking from the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, said that the PGA of America wants to display the 7-iron at the organization's new headquarters in Frisco, Texas.

Block received a sponsor exemption into the Charles Schwab Challenge, which begins Thursday.

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Michael Block reacts to his hole-in-one on the 15th tee during the final round of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York on May 21, 2023.
Michael Block reacts to his hole-in-one on the 15th tee during the final round of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York on May 21, 2023.

Block said he has been playing with the same Tour Preferred MC iron set since 2013 and that he has made slight modifications to them, such as applying lead tape to the muscle pad, which he added four or five years ago.

"The new MCs feel great and everything else, but these – as you can see with most of my irons, wedges and 20-year-old putter – once I kind of have something that I know what it’s going to do, especially under pressure, it stays," Block said.

Block, 46, is a club pro in Mission Viejo, California, at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club. His 1-over par at the PGA Championship locked him into a tie for 15th, which netted him a payout of $288,333, far exceeding his previous career-high purse of $75,000 at the Club Professional National Championship at the Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach.

"There was the 2001 California State Open for $4,500 for a long, long time, and when I got 75K in one tournament, I was very happy," Block said.

Block captivated the golf world during the weekend, becoming the feel-good story of the tournament after he was paired with World Golf Ranking No. 3 player Rory McIlroy in the final round. Block said he has gotten attention from several golfers on tour, who have gone up to congratulate and talk to him. He said that he even heard from his Nike rep that NBA legend and golf fan Michael Jordan sent him a text message over the weekend.

The problem is that Block still has around 1,600 unread texts, so he hasn't been able to find the one from Jordan yet.

"I’m still living the dream," Block said. "Even the guy making my omelet gave me a high five. The guys at the entrance started yelling 'Block Party' as I’m driving away. I get the chills even talking about it."

According to, Block is also scheduled to play in the RBC Canadian Open and the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

With his finish at Oak Hill, Block automatically qualified for next year's PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Michael Block's iron from PGA Championship ace gets $50,000 offer