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RBC Canadian Open offers exemption to PGA club pro Block

Michael Block Michael Block - The Canadian Press

The feel-good story of Michael Block has a chapter waiting north of the border as the RBC Canadian Open has offered an exemption to PGA club pro, according to TSN's Bob Weeks. 

Block had patrons lining the fairways and glued to the action at home during his four-round tour of Oak Hill at the PGA Championship this weekend. 

The Mission Viejo, Calif., native hung in with the world's best golfers for all four rounds with a slam-dunk ace on 15 and a crucial up-and-down on 18, tying him for 15th place at 1 over. 

With that placement, Block earned himself a tee time at next year's PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, K.Y., and he will attempt to qualify for next month's U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club. 

"I'm living a dream," said a teary-eyed Block once the roar of the crowd faded. "I'm making sure I enjoy this moment. I've learned that after my 46 years of life, it's not going to get better than this. No way." 

The moment will continue though as the PGA Tour announced following the final round that Block will compete in next week's Charles Schwab Challenge on a sponsor exemption.