PGA 3M Open Preview: TPC Twin Cities

by Alec McMordie

PGA 3M Open Preview: TPC Twin Cities

The PGA Tour moves to Blaine, Minnesota, this week for the third edition of the 3M Open at the TPC Twin Cities. This is an Arnold Palmer-designed course consisting of 7431 yards. The Par 71 track features water on 15 of the 18 holes. Matthew Wolff won the inaugural event in 2021 with a 19-under-par. Michael Thompson lifted the trophy last year with a 21-under-par score.

Dustin Johnson is the favorite at +700 (all odds from DraftKings). The world’s number one player comes off his best performance in five months by finishing tied for eighth place at the British Open last week. Johnson opened with rounds of 65 and 67 before taking a step back by shooting 73 on Saturday. He rebounded with a two-under-par 68 on Sunday. He shot a 78 in his one round at this tournament last year before withdrawing. 

Tony Finau is the co-second favorite at +1400. He comes off a tie for 15th place at the British Open, where he finished tied for third for greens hit in regulation. He finished tied for 23rd place in the first 3M Open before improving to a third-place tie last summer.

Louis Oosthuizen makes his debut at this event with +1400 odds. He comes off a tie for third place at the British Open last week, his 13th straight-made cut. The South African has a three-second place finishes this season. 

Patrick Reed is the fourth favorite at +1600 odds. Captain America missed the cut at the British Open last week after shooting three-over-par in the first two rounds. He won the Farmers Insurance Open earlier this year. He finished tied for 23rd place in his lone visit to this event two years ago.

Cameron Tringale is priced at +2500 to win the tournament. Tringale finished tied for 26th at the British Open last week. He has two top threes this season at the RSM Classic and the Valspar Championship. After finishing in 42nd place at the 3M Open two years ago, he finished in third place last year. 

Robert MacIntyre is listed at +2800. He finished seven under par at the British Open, good for a tie for eighth place. MacIntyre has three top-ten finishes this season. He makes his debut at the 3M Open. 

Matthew Wolff is priced at +2800 odds. This is his first tournament since a tie for 58th place at the Rocket Mortgage in Detroit at the beginning of the month. Wolff won the inaugural event at TPC Twin Cities before finishing tied for 12th place last year. He has averaged a 66.63 score in his eight rounds. 

Keegan Bradley has +3500 odds to win. He missed the cut at the British Open last week after shooting two-over-par. His best result this season is second place at the Valspar Championship. He finished 46th at the 3M Open in 2019 in his only trip.

Bubba Watson is at +3500. The lefty registered his fifth and sixth top-20 finishes in the last four months with a tie for 19th place at the Travelers Championship before a tie for sixth in Detroit at the Rocket Mortgage to begin the month. Watson missed the cut in his only appearance at the 3M Open last year. 

Emiliano Grillo has +3500 odds. He comes off a tie for 12th place at the British Open, where he led the field putts per green in regulation. Grillo has four top-10s this season, headlined by a tie for second place at the RBC Heritage Open. He finished tied for third place at the TPC Twin Cities in his lone trip last year. 

Sergio Garcia is listed at +3500. The Spaniard finished tied for 19th place at the British Open last week with a four-under-par score. That result was his ninth top-20 finish this season. He won the Sanderson  Farms Championship in October. This is his debut at the 3M Open.

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