The Public Golf Course Pro Who Shocked the PGA Championship

Michael Block—$150 for a lesson—had the tournament of a lifetime. He’s exactly what sport needs.

Michael Block reacts during the final round of the 2023 PGA Championship. Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Golf has spent the better part of a year locked in an exasperating, out-of-touch bicker over what it needs: a fancy new tour, competing events, better promotion, swankier perks, richer guarantees, bigger paychecks…

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