Dad Makes Birdie After Son Finds Ball Down Animal Hole

A competitor in the PGA Professional Championship at the weekend made an incredible birdie after his son retrieved it from down an animal hole

Dad Makes Birdie After Son Finds Ball Down Animal Hole

A competitor in the PGA Professionals Championship at the weekend made an incredible birdie after his son retrieved it from down an animal hole

Dad Makes Birdie After Son Finds Ball Down Animal Hole

Michael Block made a sensational birdie in the PGA Professionals Championship in California this week after his son put his arm down an animal hole to find his Dad's ball.

"I would not put my arm down there," said the TV commentator, and neither would we!

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13-year-old Dylan was caddying for his Dad for the first time. He may be called upon again sometime soon!

Watch Block's superb birdie:

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So from it looking like a lost ball, Block got a free drop from the animal burrowing and made a birdie, that must have felt good.

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"I'll tell you what, there's no way that I would have seen it and no way I could have gotten it," he told PGA.com.

"I would not be making the cut right now if that didn't happen."

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x