Ever since his incredible star turn at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill, club pro hero Michael Block is seemingly everywhere.
He received a sponsor’s exemption into the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial and also the RBC Canadian Open. And although he didn’t qualify for this year’s U.S. Open, he also was onsite at Los Angeles Country Club.
In addition to the lure of the epic atmosphere, Block was on hand as a Dewar’s ambassador, taking in the action while enjoying the U.S. Open’s official cocktail, the Dewar’s Lemon Wedge.
“I’m still to this day pinching myself in the morning,” Block told GOLF’s James Colgan. “When I’m walking here at the U.S. Open and people know me, I’m just, like, blown away.”
Colgan picked Block’s brain on a few topics, including Block’s treasured “Father’s Day grudge match” at his SoCal club, Arroyo Trabuco, with his father, who just turned 76, and two sons, who are 16 and 18.
“My dad can still shoot in the low 70s on a pretty consistent basis,” Block shared. “Not from the tips anymore. But he can still do it.”
Block also expressed his love for the Dewar’s Lemon Wedge.
“I’ve been here for three days, and I think this is more than my second Lemon Wedge I’ve had,” he said. “They’re absolutely fantastic. Dewar’s is the official scotch whisky of the U.S. Open, and since I’m not playing, I might as well drink it.”
And to that we say, cheers!