Block leads a group of 20 club professionals into the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club
(Carlsbad, Calif.) – TaylorMade Staff Professional Michael Block, the PGA head professional at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, Calif., won the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship (PNC) at The Dunes Beach & Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Block secured the title after defeating fellow TaylorMade Staffer Jamie Broce in a two-hole sudden death playoff.
When given that opportunity, more PGA club professionals elected to use TaylorMade drivers (146 – 46% of the field) than any other brand. In addition, TaylorMade putters were No. 1 at the PNC with 112 in play.
The top 20 finishers will again have the chance to display their playing prowess, as they each qualified for the PGA Championship. Block - who played the SLDR driver, Tour Preferred irons, Tour Preferred X golf ball and wore the adidas gripmore shoe – was one of 10 TaylorMade staff professionals to earn a berth in the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
TaylorMade Club Professionals Competing in the PGA Championship
1 Michael Block
2 Jamie Broce
3 Stuart Deane
T5 Rod Perry
T5 Bob Sowards
T8 David Hronek
11 Steve Schneiter
T16 Eric Williamson
T16 Brian Norman
T16 Ryan Helminen