Camera crews and spectators jostled for position as the golfer in the mustard hoodie stepped off the 18th green.
Before heading to the Oak Hill clubhouse to record a second round score that put him just four strokes off the lead at the PGA Championship, he posed for photographs and signed autographs.
It is the kind of bustle and score that frequently follows the game's best winners, including Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas.
But when PGA Head Professional Michael Block, 46, returned to the clubhouse, he was in charge of all of them. Michael Block instructs golf lessons at a public-access club in California.
Block, the head professional at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, shot his second straight even-par round of 70 on Friday,
all but ensuring that his Cinderella start would continue into the weekend rounds of the 105th major in Rochester, New York.