Michael Block's Improbable Rise: Should Bettors Fade Him This Weekend?

Club pro Michael Block stole the show at the PGA Championship last weekend. Block lived the dream of every recreational golfer in America, going from happy to be there, to making the cut, to making a hole in one with Rory McIlroy watching, and now he has an invite to multiple more PGA Tour events this season, including this weekend's Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial. Just how improbable was his rise, and if history has anything to show for it – should bettors expect Michael Block to do it again?

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How improbable was Michael Block's T15 finish?

Michael Block wasn't a household name until this past weekend – but just how improbable was his run at the PGA Championship? The 46-year old club pro from California had a flight booked home before the weekend heading into Thursday. Thanks to his great play, he was forced into a change of plans.

This isn't Block's first payday. He has played 24 PGA Tour events and made just four cuts, the last one back in 2015. Block has also won paid tournaments outside of the official PGA Tour, winning Club Professional championships. But his primary income has still come from the lessons he teaches weekly at his home course.

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