Golf: Club pro Michael Block drains wild 'slam dunk' hole-in-one at PGA Championship

Club professional Michael Block's fairytale PGA Championship has reached new heights, as he made a hole-in-one late in his final round that produced the loudest roar of the week at Oak Hill.

The tee shot at the par-three 15th by Block, one of 20 teaching professionals in the field at Oak Hill, soared into the air and then slammed straight into the cup, without even rattling the flagstick.

The moment left Block, 46, playing in a group with four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy, in disbelief.

"No, no, no way. Rory did it go in?" Block said on the tee, as spectators erupted in wild scenes around the green.

It marked the first hole-in-one at the PGA Championship since 2020, when South Korean An Byeong-hun aced the 11th hole during the final round at TPC Harding Park at San Francisco.

The last club professional to hit a hole-in-one at a PGA Championship was George Bowman, who aced the third hole in his first round at Valhalla Golf Club in 1996.

Block finished tied for 15th, with an overall score of one-over par. The tournament was won by Brooks Koepka, who claimed his fifth career Major.


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