Tale of the Tape

One of the Worlds Best and a Lifelong Club Pro go Toe-to-Toe
Ryan French
Ryan French
May 21, 2023

This is why I love qualifiers and the underdog story. At 2:00pm today, in the fourth to last group Rory McIlroy will tee it up, which would be no real surprise. His playing partner would be a shock. Michael Block has become a fan favorite after three straight, even par 70s in the PGA Championship. Block and McIlroy will tee up just six shots back of leader Brooks Koepka. A lifelong club pro and one of the world's best, teeing up with a long shot chance to win a major. This type of thing rarely happens in sports, an "everyday Joe" and one of the worlds best tied on the biggest stage in golf. We put together a quick Tale of the Tape to drive home how different they are. Come on, Michael!

Rory McIlroy Michael Block
34 Age 46
2007 Turned Pro 1999
3rd OWGR 3580th
228 PGA Tour Starts 24
198 PGA Tour Cuts Made 4
23 PGA Tour Wins 0
$71,559,057 Career PGA Tour $ $38,038
233 Euro Tour Starts 0
192 Euro Cuts Made 0
15 Euro Tour Wins 0
$45,906,388 Career Euro Tour $ $0
56 Majors Played In 6
45 Cuts Made in Majors 0
4 Major Wins 0
0 So Cal PGA Sections Wins 43
0 So Cal Player of the Year 10
$0 So Cal PGA Section $ $138,620

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