With the Memorial Tournament wrapped up, golfers are heading for the 2020 PGA Tour 3M Open. Johnson and Koepka are neck-and-neck in the lead, but their stats is still a little too patchy.
2020 PGA Tour 3M Open: Overview
The Memorial Tournament is wrapped up with Jon Rahm climbing all the way to the top of the world rankings after securing his victory in the event. Now, he is going to skip Minnesota and the 2020 PGA 3M Open, but the event will reunite 50 of the world’s finest golfers nonetheless.
With golf returning in full swing, sportsbooks are definitely excited to offer some pretty solid odds on all players.
Now, the 3M Open is surrounded by a whole bunch of events, meaning we golf aficionados are going to see a lot of action. The Jack’s Tournament, now in the books, and the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational arriving on July 30 are just the tip of the iceberg.
Looking at the field, we can see all the familiar contenders in the lead, with Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Tony Finau all committed to tomorrow’s 3M Open.
A fairly new event, we don’t have that much historical data to go on, but the 3M Open promises to be every bit as exciting as all other events on the competitive golf season this year. Let’s get cracking.
2020 PGA Tour 3M Open Odds
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When and Where: 2020 PGA Tour 3M Open?
- Date: Thursday, July 23
- Location: TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota
- Time: 2:30 p.m.
- Watch: Golf Channel
- Purse: $6.6 million
Dustin Johnson in the Lead, But Performance Flagging
Dustin Johnson is definitely a great golfer, and putting him in the lead does make sense. Yet, it’s important to take a look at his most recent performances this year. Prior to securing a victory in the Travelers Championship in June, Johnson missed the most recent cut at the Memorial, ending up 80-80.
Then, before the Travelers Championship, he landed 17th in the RBC Heritage, not a bad placing by any means. Yet, the Charles Schwab Challenge saw him miss another cut. In WGC-Mexico Championship, he landed 48th.
Highlighting these fluctuations in his performance is important as they show a golfer who is capable of great feats, but then again slips every so often. Some analysts have rhetorically asked which Johnson it’s going to be this time.
The one who propels himself to victory or the one who misses a cut and ends up tied for the final spot?
Brooks Koepka and His Recent Performance
Brooks Koepka is the underdog in this competition. While he has been more consistent in his showings and subsequent results, you can never say if his upcoming showing will be one of this best. In 2020, Koepka hasn’t had any wins so far, for example.
Koepka’s most recent performance includes 62nd in the Memorial Tournament, and missing the cut at the Workday Charity Open. He finished 7th in the RBC Heritage, though, outpacing Johnson. Yet, his results have been either post-30th position in the other events this year or missing the cut altogether.
Tony Finau is ranked third and it makes some sense. He placed 3rd in the Memorial Tournament and has been on par with most other golfers.