- PGA Tour returns to the United States following The Open
- 3M Open takes place at TPC Twin Cities
- Michael Thompson was the last winner of this event
After a thrilling Open this past week, which was eventually won by Collin Morikawa, the golf action returns to the United States this weekend, as the 3M Open takes place in Minnesota. The event will be taking place for the third time in its history this year.
3M Open Schedule
- When: Thursday, July 22nd- Sunday, July 25th
- Where: TPC Twin Cities, Minnesota
- How To Watch: Golf Channel
3M Open Vegas Odds
The 3M Open is one of the newest events on the PGA Tour, as it was only introduced back in 2019. The event was established to replace the 3M Championship, which was a popular event on the PGA Tour for over 25 years. However, the final event in the 3M Championship took place in 2018, which paved the way for the first 3M Open the following year. TPC Twin Cities has been the host venue of this event on the PGA Tour since the 3M Championship days, as it had been staged at the venue annually since 2001.
The 3M Open has a par 71, with players covering a distance of 7,431 yards in the stroke play event. It has always taken place in July, and there is a purse of $6.6 million available to players in this event. Matthew Wolff was the first winner of the event and remains the record score holder, as he finished 21 under par to score 263. However, Michael Thompson is the most recent winner of the event, as he beat Adam Long by two shots 12 months ago.
Dustin Johnson is a clear favorite for the 3M Open this weekend. Johnson eventually finished seven under par at the Open last weekend, which left him in a tie for eighth on the leaderboard. He has been consistent so far this season, as he finished in the top ten in both the Palmetto Championship and The Genesis Invitational. The former Masters Champion finished in a tie for 25th on his last start in the US in the Travelers Championship.
Louis Oosthuizen would have been desperately disappointed with his final round at Royal St George’s last weekend, as he finished the final round one over. That return meant that he had no chance of winning the major despite being at the top of the leaderboard throughout the event. In the end, he needed to settle for a tie for four and finished four shots behind Morikawa. However, a strong challenge is likely this weekend.
3M Open Pick & Prediction
Who will win the 3M Open this weekend:
It looks to be a tricky event to call this weekend. However, we like the chances of a returning champion. Matthew Wolff certainly plays his best golf at this course, and at a slightly bigger price, he could be the best bet of the weekend.
- Matthew Wolff