Michael Block, the teaching pro who finished tied for 15th at last month’s PGA Championship, came up short in his bid to qualify for next week’s U.S. Open.
Block shot a 36-hole score of 5-under 135 at Lambton Golf & Country Club in Toronto on Monday to finish just shy of qualifying. Twenty-seven players competed for three spots at Lambton; Block finished in sixth place, 2 shots out of third.
Block teaches in California but is in Canada this week for the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open, to which he received a sponsor’s invite after his Cinderella run at the PGA.
His son, Dylan Block, also attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open on Monday but was well back in the 89-player field at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles.
Monday marked the final 36-hole qualifying at 10 venues across North America. The U.S. Open will be held next week at Los Angeles Country Club.