Paige Spiranac Defends Michael Block After His Post-PGA Championship Comments About Rory McIlroy

Paige Spiranac came to Michael Block’s defense after the club pro’s rise to golf’s elite ended this week following his performance in the opening rounds of the PGA’s Charles Schwab Challenge.

Block is currently playing in the Texas-based tournament, days after finishing tied for 15th in the PGA Championship, though he finished dead last with 81 of 11 at the end of the first day of the invitational tournament in Fort Worth. Thursday.

Later that day, Spiranac, a 30-year-old influencer who has caught the eye of many golf fans because of her looks and swing, showed her support for Block after the 46-year-old was heavily criticized on social media for comparing his own game. to that of Rory McIlroy.

“Sorry for Michael Block after his round today,” he tweeted. “There is so much pressure to perform and no one prepares you to handle public scrutiny.

“A short video clip or headline can twist the narrative (I know this from experience…most recently involving it), so give it some slack.”

Paige Spiranac, a popular golf influencer, has come out to defend the Michael Block pro club

Paige Spiranac, a popular golf influencer, has come out to defend the Michael Block pro club

Block was invited to the Charles Schwab Challenge after his performance at the PGA Championship.

Block was invited to the Charles Schwab Challenge after his performance at the PGA Championship.

Block was invited to the Charles Schwab Challenge after his performance at the PGA Championship.

Following his sensational displays in Oak Hills, Block, who earned a sponsored waiver to play at the RBC Canadian Open in June, spoke on the ‘Ripper Magoo Podcast’ and was asked about his playing partner, a four-time winner of a major from Northern Ireland, in the PGA Championship.

“He’s a lot longer than me,” Block said. ‘What he would shoot from where he hits Rory would be stupid. I think he would be one of the best players in the world. Hands down.

‘If I had that stupid length, all day. My iron game, wedge game, around the greens and my putting are first class.

Block faced all the backlash regarding his comments about McIlroy on social media, with a lengthy message to his followers on Instagram on Thursday.

“Whoever took out of context the fact that he could be the best player in the world or all of that if he could hit as far as Rory, I mean, the fact is, yeah, if he was 60 to 70 or 80 yards longer.” off the tee, yes, of course he could compete on the PGA Tour. I mean, come on,’ he said.

‘I’m not, I’m 46 years old, I’m a club professional. These guys run all over me, and he’s great. I do not have any problem with that. Am I going to be the best player in the world or the top 20 in the world? I’m not. I’m still going to be a club pro at the end of the day.

Block received a lot of heat on social media following his recent comments about Rory McIlroy.

Block received a lot of heat on social media following his recent comments about Rory McIlroy.

Block received a lot of heat on social media following his recent comments about Rory McIlroy.

Block missed the cut at the Charles Schwab Challenge after finishing with a score of 15+

Block missed the cut at the Charles Schwab Challenge after finishing with a score of 15+

Block missed the cut at the Charles Schwab Challenge after finishing with a score of 15+

I’m not going to be on tour and all that. So, all you haters, come on, man. Oh really? It’s me. I’m Miguel. I’m having fun.’

Block ended up running out of gas at the Charles Schwab Challenge, where he shot rounds of 81 and 74 at the end of the first two days of the invite, eventually finishing 15 more and missing the cut.

“I don’t have legs,” Block said Friday. ‘I was scheduled to fly at 10:00 am last Saturday. So if that gives you any idea of ​​how confident he was making the cut at the PGA Championship.

“The appreciation for everyone is beyond me,” the professional club added. ‘I thank everyone who has shown their support. The people here, the professionals here, the members here, the volunteers here, and the fans here have been incredible.

‘I thought I was just going to strike a chord with a 40 year old man, what do you call him? Dad’s bodies. I thought I was going to strike a chord with Dad’s bodies, which I think I did, but I think I also struck a chord with everyone else, which is really cool.

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