3M Open Betting Preview: PGA TOUR Heads To TPC Twin Cities

We’re back on the tee for the 3M Open this week. And entering with more confidence looking to unleash Big Bertha. We joined Memorial Tournament winner Jon Rahm (22/1) in his success last week betting him to win as part of our ‘Fairways Foursome’ favorites. The week and Memorial Tournament preview included a 3-0 sweep on our tournament match-ups that included Rahm (-110) over Dustin Johnson (cut), and Xander Schauffele (-110) winning a pair of matchups with his T13 finish and Webb Simpson missing the cut.

This week’s early tournament preview and betting guide for the 3M Open was provided Sunday at TheLines. My tee-to-green coverage includes added odds, analysis, player profiles, key stats and information you can bet on for this week’s 3M Open.

Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka headline the field of players that rank Top-10 in the in the current World Golf Rankings. Tony Finau joins those two as three golfers offered from +1000 to +1400 to win the 3M Open. Tommy Fleetwood returns to the PGA TOUR for the first time since the hiatus and his odds range from +1200 to +1800 at DraftKings. Paul Casey rounds out the top of the market betting with BetMGM offering the best odds to win on Casey at +2200. Defending champion Matthew Wolff, now 21 years old, returns at best odds of +3300 at DraftKings. He won last year at +125000 (125-1) in his third start as a professional.

I’ll update more prior to the tournament including selections and match-ups of interest, as we shoot for more match-up winners, birdies and greens. We’ve posted five straight tournament match-up winners on these pages the past three tournaments.

3M OPEN COURSE AND TOURNAMENT INFO

  • Course: TPC Twin Cities
  • Location: Blaine, MN
  • Date: July 23-26, 2020
  • Par: 71 / Yardage 7,481
  • Purse: $6.6 Million / Winner $1.15 M
  • Fairways/Rough: Bentgrass with Bluegrass/Fescue at 3”.
  • Greens: Bentgrass
  • TV: Golf Channel (Thurs-Sun) and CBS (Thurs-Sun 3-6pm ET)
  • Twitter/Hashtag: @3MOpen / #3MOpen

KEY STATS

Some key stats and categories to evaluate more closely for the 3M Open include:

  • Strokes Gained: Approach (weight most heavily)
  • Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee
  • Strokes Gained: Par 4
  • Strokes Gained: Par 5
  • Birdies or Better

In addition, the best Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green players in the 3M Open field since the Tour restart in mid-June:

  • Henley and Glover (T1)
  • Norlander and Dustin Johnson (T3)
  • Connors, Redman, Homa, Gordon, Casey, Harman (Top-10)

Leaders in total Strokes Gained at the 2019 3M Open (all but Morikawa playing 3M Open in 2020):

  • Wolf and Morikawa ranked 1-2 and were also top-2 in SG: Approach
  • Ortiz, Clark (T5)
  • Burns, Glover, Harman, Merritt (T7)

The best SG: Putting players in 2019 3M Open returning for 2020 event:

  • Lucas Glover and Troy Merritt (T1)
  • Wyndham Clark, Brian Harman

The best players in this field since PGA Tour restart in Birdies or Better Gained:

  • Glover, Gordon, Finau, D. Johnson, Hadley, Wolff, Burns, Redman, Koepka

Author: FairwayJay

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