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‘Block Party is Now Over’: Michael Block Leaves Golf World Fuming With His Strong Confession About Rory McIlroy

Published 05/25/2023, 1:29 PM EDT

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In the world of golf, the emergence of new talents often brings excitement and anticipation. Michael Block, the rising star of the 2023 PGA Championship, has been no exception. With his consistent performance and captivating play, Block captured the attention of fans around the globe.

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However, it is his recent comments about his final-round partner, Rory McIlroy, that have ignited a fiery debate within the golfing community.

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In the Bob Menery’s Ripper Magoo podcast, Block expressed his admiration for McIlroy’s length off the tee.

Bob Menery asked Michael Block, “So, what’s the difference between his game? Would you just assume that Rory is a better golfer than you are?”


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Block replied: “He’s a lot longer than I am that’s what it is.”

Bob then questioned: “Okay, so the length is the big thing?”

Block’s reply on this caught the attention of golf fans and social media users, who quickly took to various platforms to voice their opinions.

“Oh my god! What I would shoot from where Rory hits, it would be stupid. I think one of the best players in the world. If I had that stupid length, my iron game, wedge game around the greens am I putting is world-class,” he added.

Fans come out in support, skepticism, and criticism over Block’s remarks

Block’s remarks have ignited a wide range of fan reactions, with opinions split on his bold claims.

Some fans were quick to support Block, seeing his comments as a testament to his self-awareness and appreciation for McIlroy’s exceptional abilities.

However, not all reactions were positive. Some fans expressed scepticism and urged caution. They were indicating that Block’s comments might be going too far.

Criticism also emerged, with some fans feeling that Block’s remarks reflected a lack of humility or that the media had hyped him up too quickly.


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As opinions continue to circulate within the golf community, it is evident that Block’s comments have sparked a lively debate. Whether fans view his statements as genuine self-assessment or as overconfidence, one thing is certain: Michael Block’s journey in the golfing world continues to captivate and divide enthusiasts, making him a player who will be closely watched in the tournaments to come.

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Written by:

Sakshi Ghadoliya


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Sakshi is a golf author at EssentiallySports. Writing and golf are her two biggest passions, and making a career out of the two combined is a dream come true. Tiger Woods has been her gateway into the sport right from her childhood.
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Manaal Siddiqui