Michael Block Odds: Can The Popular Club Pro Maintain His Form At Colonial?
Michael Block will bid to maintain his fairy-tale rise to prominence when he heads to Texas to compete in the Charles Schwab Challenge this week.
UK betting sites make him a 750/1 underdog to get the better of elite rivals such as Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth in Fort Worth.
However, Block proved last week that he can go toe-to-toe with the best players in the world, as he finished T15 at the PGA Championship.
It represented a remarkable rise to prominence for a 46-year-old club pro who charges $150 per lesson at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in California.
He made the cut, found himself playing with Rory McIlroy and ended up stealing the show with a hole-in-one on the 15th, eventually landing $288,333 in prize money for his tied-15th finish.
Now he will head to Colonial Country Club in Texas to compete in the Charles Schwab Challenge - officially registered at the Colonial National Invitation - and these are the betting options available on everyone’s new favourite golfer.
Can Michael Block Win The Charles Schwab Challenge?
World No. 1 Scheffler has understandably been installed as the 9/2 favourite for this tournament, ahead of Morikawa, Spieth, Viktor Hovland and Finau.
You have to scroll a long way down the page on golf betting sites to find the odds on Block, who is priced at 750/1 to lift the trophy.
BetVictor will give you a quarter of the odds on the top five places if you go each-way on Block.
You can alternatively get 300/1 on him elsewhere with UK bookmakers, and you will then receive a fifth of the odds on the top eight places on an each-way punt.
Michael Block Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 30 & Top 40 Finish Odds
The top bookmakers will also allow you to bet on Block finishing inside the top 5, 10, 20, 30 or 40 at Colonial Country Club this week.
BetVictor stands out with odds of 90/1 on him finishing in the top 5, while 888sport will give you 75/1.
He is best priced at 30/1 to finish in the top 10 and 11/1 to finish in the top 20 at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
A punt on a top 20 finish for Block may appeal after he ended up tied for 15th at the PGA Championship last week.
Alternatively, you can grab 4/1 at Bet365 on Block finishing in the top 30 and 3/1 finishing in the top 40.
For context, the field consists of 120 players, and it is a PGA Tour event, so LIV Golf representatives such as PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka will not feature.
Could Block Be The First Round Leader?
If you expect Block to make a blistering start to proceedings, he is priced at 150/1 with Ladbrokes to be the first round leader.
Scheffler is the 14/1 favourite in this market, followed by Spieth (28/1), Finau (28/1), Hovland (33/1), Morikawa (33/1) and Max Homa (35/1).
Most of Block’s rivals are American, and you can take odds of 300/1 on him ending the tournament as the top American.
Michael Block 3 Ball Odds
You can also speculate on how Block will fare against rivals Min Woo Lee and Pierceson Coody.
Betting apps have placed him alongside that duo in their 3 Ball markets, allowing you to punt on who will come out on top in the first round.
Min, the world No. 61, is the 11/10 favourite, and world No. 148 Coody is priced at 9/5 and Block is the 14/5 underdog.
Needless to say, punters have been lumping on Block to win that 3 Ball showdown.
You can also bet on him to win the first hole, to lead after 9 and 18 holes, to win with a -1 handicap and various other options.
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