Michael Block says if he had Rory McIlroy’s length off the tee, he’d be ‘one of the best players in the world’
Michael Block is golf’s feel-good story of 2023.
A PGA pro from California finishing T-15 at the PGA Championship to automatically earn himself a spot in the 2024 PGA at Valhalla. And it wasn’t just the accomplishment, it was the way he did it.
Electric on-course TV interviews, viral clips and a Sunday hole-in-one playing alongside the No. 3-ranked player in the world.
And this week, Block is in Fort Worth, Texas, to play in the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial after receiving an invite just moments after completing his final round at Oak Hill — he was also given a spot in the RBC Canadian Open in a few weeks.
Since his rise to the spotlight, Block has appeared on SportsCenter, Good Morning America, the ForePlay podcast and several other media outlets including Bob Menery’s “RipperMagoo” podcast.
During his episode, Menery asked Block about the difference between his game and Rory McIlroy’s.
“He’s a lot longer than I am. That’s what it is,” he said.
Block would go on to say: “Oh, my God. What I would shoot from where Rory hits it, would be stupid. I think I’d be one of the best players in the world.”
Watch the full clip here:
— Bob Menery (@BobMenery) May 25, 2023