WITB – Michael Block’s Clubs at the PGA Championship

Michael Block turned 15 minutes of fame into a month’s worth thanks to his kickass performance this weekend. 

Chew on this: last week he gave a few lessons at $125 a pop at Arroyo Trabuco. This weekend he pocketed $288k in purse proceeds and surely thousands more from companies like Nike and TaylorMade whom he reps, as a card-carrying member of the PGA of America, not the PGA Tour. 

Now, what about his gear set-up that stands out? 

– Block gets a comp set or two of clubs every year from TaylorMade, yet his gamer irons are nine years old. Hmmmm? 
– He carried a 5-wood and a utility iron this week. 5-iron was the lowest lofted “traditional” iron he carried. On numerous occasions he hit the utility and fairway woods into par 4’s, and one time had to hit a driver off the deck to reach the green. Block played a big boy course and slayed it, over and over and over again. 
– He’s got shiny TaylorMade clubs throughout his bag. He pockets a small(ish) endorsement check from TaylorMade every year. Yet, when he reaches into his bag for a ball, he pegs a Titleist Pro V1. Another Hmmmm…

Block’s bag:

DRIVER: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus, (Fujikura Ventus Black 6x shaft), 9 degrees

FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus, (Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro Orange 70X TX), 15 degrees – TaylorMade M5, (Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro Orange 70X TX), 19 degrees

UTILITY: TaylorMade Stealth UDI

IRONS: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MC 5-9 iron (2014 model), (Project X Steel shafts)

WEDGES: TaylorMade Milled Grind 3 (46 standard bounce, 60-11TW), TaylorMade Milled Grind (52 and 56), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

PUTTER: Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball

BALL: Titleist Pro V1

GRIPS: Golf Pride MMC, black and white

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