Social media influencer and former professional golfer Paige Spiranac addressed a viral scene that took place at the PGA Championship over the weekend on the latest episode of her Playing A Round with Paige podcast.
Spiranac, 30, spoke about the heartwarming embrace shared between breakout star Michael Block and his wife, Val, after he completed the 18th hole during the final round on Sunday (May 21), but said it appeared that Val went for a kiss, which instead turned out to be a hug.
“I’m just saying, if I’m on camera and I’m going up to my man, and I’m going in for a hug, and I’m putting my head up, going for a kiss, and they just deny me a kiss in front of all these people on camera, I would be bringing that up later,” Spiranac said (h/t the New York Post). “Not only later that day, but every single day for the rest of our lives until we die. We’ll be laying next to each other on our death bed and be like, ‘Remember that moment you didn’t kiss me on camera?’ That would be the last thing I would ever say.”
Block, 46, a club pro from Mission Viejo, California, placed 15th at the PGA Championship, which included a hole-in-one on the 15th hole during the final round, to earn nearly $300,000 and an automatic exemption in the 2024 tournament. The tournament was ultimately won by Brooks Koepka, who finished at 9 under to win his third career PGA Championship and fifth major title.
Spiranac, who played collegiately at the University of Arizona and San Diego State University, went pro in May 2016 and completed her first LPGA Qualifying Tournament, but didn't earn a card to play on the circuit, in August 2016.