Michael Block's legend continues to rise.
It was one thing when Block, a 46-year-old club pro from Mission Viejo, California
performed a walk-and-talk interview on Thursday and another when he flirted with the lead, shanked a shot
And then rebounded to easily make the cut on Friday. But, as the 105th PGA Championship approaches its conclusion on Sunday, Block remains
Back-to-back birdies at Nos. 14-15 on Saturday at Oak Hill Country Club's East Course helped Block post his third consecutive even-par 70
keeping him in contention at T-8, six strokes behind 54-hole leader Brooks Koepka.
"We were watching TV earlier
And it was pouring rain and brutal conditions, and the rough is sticky and tough," Block explained. "I said to everyone on the couch this morning if I can pull off another 70
which I think I can if I keep it in the fairways, we'll be in a good spot," he added.
Block has played to his strengths as Koepka has bashed
He's solid, hits it very straight," said Patrick Cantlay, Block's occasional back-home playing companion