WATCH: Club Pro Michael Block Makes Slam Dunk Hole-In-One At PGA Championship

As if his incredible week wasn't good enough already, club pro Michael Block made a slam dunk hole-in-one on Sunday at the PGA Championship while playing with Rory McIlroy

Michael Block takes off his cap and celebrates making a hole-in-one
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As if making the cut at the PGA Championship and then playing in the final round with Rory McIlroy was enough, Michael Block sent Oak Hill wild on Sunday with an incredible slam dunk hole-in-one.

The club pro, based in California, is having the week of his life in New York and it all got unimaginably better when he struck a 7-iron from 151 yards on the par 3 15th hole and dunked it straight into the cup.

Watch Michael Block's hole-in-one:

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"Rory, did it go in? No, no," Block was heard saying in the immediate aftermath before walking up to the green, picking his ball out of the hole and writing a '1' on his card right in front of the cameras.

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The incredible ace, the first of the week at the 2023 PGA Championship, got Block back to level par for the tournament and day to get him inside the top-15 for a crucial return to the championship next year.

Block said on Saturday that this week will probably be the "best week of my life" and that will surely be a certainty now after his hole-in-one.

"I doubt if anybody on this entire property loves golf as much as I love golf," Block said. "I've learned at this point to enjoy the moment, to sit back and relax and enjoy it because it goes by fast, and life goes by fast. 

"Before you know it, you're 60 years old and retired and look back at the videos on this and remember that was the best week of my life, and more than likely this is probably going to be the best week of my life."

He has won the low PGA Pro honors and a whole load of new fans this week.

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. 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: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV