Michael Block - Updated Jul 2024

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Michael Block

Michael Block is a well-famed professional golfer from the United States. Michael Block rose to popularity for cutting the 2023 PGA Championship when he was 46 and has played matches at various championships, including the Master’s Tournament, PGA Championship, and The Open Championship.

Early Life

Michael Block is 47 years old American professional golfer. On the 15th of June 1976, he was born in Reno, Nevada, the United States. According to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Gemini and follows the Christian religion. In addition, he holds American-White ethnicity and grew up first in Davenport, Iowa, and then in the St. Louis area of Missouri.

He was born to his parents; Dan and Mary Block. However, he has not mentioned much about his parents as well as siblings. Frequently, he shared photos and pictures of his family on social media.

Michael Block – Education

He completed his early schooling at Parkway Central High School in 1994. Later, he attended Mississippi State University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he played college golf, before graduating from the San Diego Golf Academy with a degree in golf course management.

Professional Career

In terms of his professional career, Michael Block began his career as an assistant club professional at The Lakes Country Club in Palm Desert, California, where he served from 1998 to 2004. Then, he became the chief club professional at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, California.

Moreover, he competed in the PGA Tour Q School in 2007 but did not get past the second stage. Despite this setback, he continued to compete on the golfing tour. He had played in 25 PGA Tour events before the 2023 PGA Championship, cutting four of them. Notably, from 2012 to 2022, he won the prestigious Southern California PGA Player of the Year title nine times out of 10 times.

Michael Block

Caption: Michael Block hitting the golf ball (Source: Golf Digest Middle East)

However, it was at the 2023 PGA Championship that he rose to prominence. During the tournament’s second round, he made a good start with birdies on three of his first five holes, driving him to a tie for second place. Despite various difficulties, such as dropping three strokes on two holes, Block ended the day with an even-par total.

His golf career before the 2023 PGA Championship

Block strong play continued until the third round, where he finished in the top 10, a feat not accomplished by a club professional since Jay Overton in 1988. Notably, he was the only club professional to make the championship cut.

In addition to winning the 2023 PGA Championship. He has also won the 2001 California State Open, three Southern California PGA Championships (in 2017, 2018, and 2022), and the 2014 PGA Professional Championship.

Moreover, he has five major victories to his credit in his professional career. He won the 2001 California State Open, demonstrating his remarkable golfing abilities. In addition, he won the renowned PGA Professional Championship in 2014, a notable accomplishment in his golfing career.

He continued to thrive, winning the Southern California PGA Championship in 2017, 2018, and 2022, firmly establishing himself as a strong force in the golfing world. He had the privilege of representing the United States national team in the PGA Cup in both 2015 and 2022, with the latter year resulting in the team’s first victory.

Michael Block – Net Worth 2024

Michael Block

Caption: Michael Block wins the 2023 PGA Championship (Source: CNN)

This professional golfer’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million as of 2023 while his salary and earning are still a mystery. His main income source came from his successful golf career.

Relationship Status

Michael Block

Caption: Michael Block with his family (Source: Players Bio)

Michael Block married his wife, Val Block, and have been happily married for over a decade. They initially met at a birthday celebration in Laguna Beach, California, and started dating each other. With the marriage, the couple has two kids; Dylan and Ethan. This American golfer has never been involved in any kind of controversial news and has maintained a clean image.

Body Measurements

Block stands 6 feet 2 inches tall (188 cm) and weighs around 95 kg (210 lbs). In addition, he has a pair of green eyes with salt-pepper hair color while his other body measurement is still under review.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@blockiegolf’ there are over 264k followers. Likewise, there are over 1.7k followers on his Twitter page ‘@mblock_whynot’ and he is not present on Facebook.