Michael Block makes outlandish ‘one of the greats’ claim sure to catch Rory McIlroy’s eye

Michael Block won over the golfing world last weekend for his performance, demeanor, and incredible hole-in-one at Oak Hill.

This week, he tee’d it up at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, earning a sponsor’s exemption thanks to his play in the PGA Championship. On the final day in which he hit the hole in one, Block was paired with Rory McIlroy, which created quite the emotional response.

But before striking his opening tee shot at Colonial, Block made a bold comment on the RipperMagoo podcast, hosted by Bob Menery.

“He’s a lot longer than I am,” Block said when asked about playing with McIlroy. “What I

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