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Golf instructor and club professional Michael Block has become a feel-good story of the PGA Tour season, having finished 15th at the PGA Championship in May.

That triumph secured sponsor exemptions to a pair of PGA Tour events and a spot in the 2024 PGA Championship but nothing is guaranteed the rest of 2023, so Block has to work for it.

That includes the year’s next major championship, the U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club. With no automatic entry available to him, Block had to go through qualification like a few thousand other golfers do each year — including his teenage son Dylan. 

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The Sporting News looks at how Block fared in U.S. Open qualifying: 

Did Michael Block qualify for the U.S. Open?

Michael Block played in a U.S. Open qualifier June 5 at Toronto’s Lambton Golf & Country Club, and he stayed in Canada for the weekend’s RBC Canadian Open.

At the qualifier, Block shot 5-under 135 for 36 holes, putting him in sixth place and two shots off the pace needed to qualify. Three players qualified from Toronto: Ryan Gerard (11 under), Vincent Norman (8 under) and Ryan Armour (7 under).

“Golf’s Longest Day” was ultimately just a bit too short for Block.

Despite coming up short, don’t expect to stop seeing Block any time soon. The instructor, who will turn 47 on June 15, will undoubtedly be present at the PGA Championship in 2024, which he qualified for with his incredible run, and could end up playing in a few more Tour events this year.

Did Dylan Block qualify for the U.S. Open?

As his father fell short in Canada, 18-year-old Dylan Block didn’t come especially close at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles.

He finished well behind the field, shooting at 81 on the first 18 holes and a 71 on the second 18. Although the 71 was a vast improvement, it still wasn’t enough to get him to the U.S. Open.

 



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