PGA DFS Coverage for the 3M Open
While it was a magical week at St. Andrews, there is a dark cloud looming over the PGA Tour and professional golf as a whole. This week has already been marred with speculation of more top golfers leaving for the mountains of cash being offered from the LIV Tour. Enough about that, we’ve got the PGA Tour heading to Blaine, Minnesota for the fourth edition of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities. This tournament was originally called the 3M Championship and played as a PGA Champions event for 26 years before getting upgraded in 2018. I know we’re past the 4th of July but we should see some fireworks this weekend.
The Field: 3M Open
The major golf season has concluded and with it goes the star studded fields we’ve been accustomed to seeing week in and week out. The 3M Open has never hosted the cream of the crop but we’ve seen guys like Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Matt Wolff (2019 champ), and Louis Oosthuizen all participate in the past but they are obviously banned from the event now being members of the LIV Tour. We will see the likes of Tony Finau, Hideki Matsuyama, and Sungjae Im carry the torch this weekend for the PGA Tour. They won’t be able to hold the weight of the PGA Tour on their shoulders like Rory McIlory has over the last couple months but they’ll do their best.
The Course: TPC Twin Cities
TPC Twin Cities was established more than 400 years after last week’s venue St. Andrews. The 22-year-old course was designed by Arnold Palmer with Tom Lehman. The average winning score over the first three editions of this event is 18.3 under par. It will play as a Par 71 and stretch out 7,431 yards and feature bentgrass greens. We are looking for solid drivers of the golf ball, especially distance which is one of the reasons we saw Cameron Champ take home the title in 2021. These players will need to go low and do it consistently throughout the weekend to have a chance at bringing home the hardware.
The Weather: Blaine, Minnesota
The week will begin extremely hot with temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s before the storms roll in on Saturday afternoon. That should cool things off a bit for the players as they tee it up for the final round on Sunday morning. I see no advantage to stacking players in the morning or afternoon waves on Thursday.
How To Watch The 3M Open
The television coverage for the 3M Open on Thursday and Friday will be exclusively on the Golf Network. The Saturday and Sunday coverage will start on the Golf Network before shifting to CBS for the afternoon broadcast.
Coverage from Fantasy Alarm
The PGA DFS Playbook will be available on DFSAlarm.com Wednesday morning at 10am ET. We will also have a full run of PGA DFS example lineups available beginning at 2:30pm ET. We also help you with DFS lineup construction with our usual tools like our PGA DFS Lineup Generator and a full run of PGA DFS projections.
I look forward to getting more in-depth in my PGA DFS Playbook. As always, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your games.
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