The second edition of the 3M Open tees off on Friday as 150 of the world’s top golfer’s hit the links at TPC Twin Cities in Minnesota.
Golf fans will be hoping for an equally exciting finish to the one they witnessed last week at the Memorial, but betting does look a little tricker this week with several big names missing.
Defending champ Matthew Wolff returns to the site of his first PGA Tour win, while Australia’s top chance appears to be Cameron Davis.
If you’re finding it difficult to pick a winner, we’ve done all the hard work for you in our 2020 3M Open Preview below.
3M Open Best Bet
Harris English at $29.00
It might be only a matter of time before English claims his third win on Tour.
The 30-year-old continues to fly under the radar and he should take great improvement away from last week’s T13 at Muirfield.
The American missed the cut at this event last year, something he’s only done twice since.
So far this season he’s finished inside the Top 20 nine times, and while he doesn’t drain as many birdies compared to others in this field, he also tends to avoid bogey’s more often than not.
3M Open Best Value
Lucas Glover at $34.00
The rest seems to have done the 40-year-old some good as he continues to turn in big results.
Glover has finished Top 25 in five of his six appearances since the restart, while he shouldn’t be short on motivation at TPC Twin Cities after finishing T7 here last year.
His putting is on the up and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him among the leaders on day four.
3M Open Best Roughie
Doc Redman at $51.00
The 22-year-old is making headway towards his first win on Tour despite missing the cut last week at Muirfield. ‘
Before that he strung together three Top 25 finishes post-restart and currently ranks 14th in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green and 18th in greens in regulation.
Both stats suggest a big weekend ahead.
3M Open Best of the Rest
Dustin Johnson at $10.00
DJ continues to mix his form, as seen last week where he missed the cut at Muirfield after breaking through for a well-deserved win a fortnight earlier at the Travelers. Nevertheless, the stats suggest a bounce-back performance is on the cards this week. TPC Twin Cities calls for accuracy around the greens and distance off the tee, two things Johnson has going for him. This is his first look at the course though, so I’m looking to others when it comes to betting.
Tony Finau at $13.00
The 30-year-old continues to find new ways to lose, but there was plenty of merit in his opening two rounds last week on the way to an outright eighth at Muirfield. Finau finished 23rd at this event last year with four solid rounds under 70, and his putting of late suggests he should be thereabouts once again. The Americans ranks 20th on Tour in driving distance and 10th in birdie average – two important statistics on this difficult course.
Tommy Fleetwood at $15.00
Here’s a man with plenty to play for. We haven’t seen the Englishman since he missed the cut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a result he’s likely spent plenty of time dwelling on. Before that though, Fleetwood came agonisingly close to winning The Honda Classic, while it’s also worth noting he owns a win, three seconds and a third to his name over the last 12 months.
Brooks Koepka at $15.00
The four-time major winner is always a threat, but I think he might be a little under the odds at this price coming off a lacklustre T62 at the Memorial. Koepka looked dangerous last month at the RBC Heritage, but his putting continues to let him down – a trend that doesn’t bode particularly well at TPC Twin Cities.
Paul Casey at $23.00
Casey opened the year with a bang finishing Top 25 in three of his five tournaments pre COVID, but he’s struggled a little since the season resumed. The Englishman missed the cut last week at Muirfield, so it’s hard to have him here on debut at Twin Cities.
Matthew Wolff at $26.00
There’s been lots to love and loathe about the defending champ since the restart. He’s missed the cut twice in six appearances, but his outright second at the Rocket Mortgage Classic three weeks ago was encouraging. A T22 last week at Muirfield also holds him in good stead, but his short game is far from what it was when he won this event last year.