2019 3M Open: Field Preview

By Ryan Watson

The inaugural 3M Open begins this week, July 4-7, at TPC Twin Cities in suburban Minneapolis. It is the first PGA Tour event in Minnesota in a decade, and the first recurring event scheduled there in over 50 years. The TPC Twin Cities has previously hosted a PGA Tour Champions event, known as the 3M Championship, and has now seen the venue receive a "promotion" to the big time. The TPC Twin Cities was designed by Arnold Palmer with insight fromTom Lehman, and has undergone some alterations to strengthen the course ahead of this week’s action. The course demands accuracy, with over 27 different bodies of water on the course and woods often lining the greens and fairways.

 

Field Preview
 

The field coming to the 3M Open features some of today’s best golfers. Brooks Koepka, reigning PGA Championship winner the holder of 4 major titles since the 2017 U.S. Open, headlines the field as he looks to win a non-major PGA Tour event for a change. Patrick Reed also looks for his first win since claiming the 2018 Masters and looks good value on this shotmaker’s course. Phil Mickelson continues his strong 2019 by joining the field, as does Australian golfer Jason Day. Also teeing off this weekend is Viktor Hovland. Hovland is just 3 professional starts into his career after claiming the lowest score ever by an amateur after finishing in 12th place at the 2019 U.S. Open. Another top-15 finish last week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic shows that Hovland is no flash in the pan, and the Norwegian golfer could spring a surprise this weekend by taking the title. 

 

Media Coverage


Television coverage of the 3M Open is provided by the Golf Channel and CBS. Thursday and Friday rounds will be shown on Golf Channel 2-6pm ET. Coverage Saturday and Sunday begins on Golf Channel 1-2:45pm ET before switching to CBS from 3-6pm ET. Online streaming coverage is provided by PGA Tour Live for all 4 rounds. Radio coverage is also available through PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM and streaming online on PGATour.com

 

 



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About The Author

Ryan Watson is a freelance sportswriter and history professor. He has been an avid fan of golf since his father signed him up for golf camp as a young child. Ryan enjoys following the professional game and learning about new equipment and gadgets.

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