3M Open 2020: Your form guide for this week's trip to Minnesota

3M Open 2020 at TPC Twin Cities
TPC Twin Cities: A fourth successive week on the Bentgrass greens of America's Midwest
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The PGA Tour travels from Ohio to Minnesota for the second instalment of the 3M Open. Words and stats by Andy Swales...

"There are few in-form pros taking part this week. Exceptions to the rule are Mackenzie Hughes and Ryan Armour who at least have posted a brace of top-10s since the PGA Tour resumed in early June."

The PGA Tour remains in the Midwest for a fourth straight week.

After tournaments in Michigan and Ohio, the pros head to Minnesota for the second staging of the 3M Open.

This week's venue, TPC Twin Cities, is a dozen miles north of downtown Minneapolis, and the most northerly American venue on this season's PGA Tour schedule.

Opened in 2000, the course was designed by Arnold Palmer in consultation with Tom Lehman and, for many years, hosted a tournament on the Champion Tour.

In 2019, sponsors 3M switched their loyalty to the PGA Tour, but before the big boys could arrive, the course had to be toughened up.

This task belonged to Lehman and Steve Wenzloff whose changes included narrowing fairways, adding new tees and bunkers, and growing areas of rough.

Water comes into play on at least nine holes, and possibly five more depending on how wayward a golfer is.

Trees are in short supply on a layout where the fairways change direction many times.

At last year's inaugural event, hitting Greens in Regulation proved to be less crucial than at many PGA Tour venues, so having a hot putter was vital.

Reasonable quality

Five members of the world's top 25 are in attendance including Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson.

However, compared to the other six post-lockdown events, this is clearly the poorest field yet.

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That said, it's still reasonable quality but with the PGA Championship taking place in two weeks' time, many of golf's leading pros are having a breather.

Koepka, who will be defending his PGA crown in San Francisco, makes his fifth post-lockdown start and is maybe a little concerned about his form.

Although he did post a tie-for-seventh at Harbour Town last month, this remains his only top-10 finish from his last 11 events, going back to late August of last year.

Englishman Tommy Fleetwood comes out of hibernation, having not competed since Bay Hill in early March, as he begins his preparations for golf's first major championship in 13 months.

In search of form

In short, there are few in-form pros taking part this week. Exceptions to the rule are Mackenzie Hughes and Ryan Armour who at least have posted a brace of top-10s since the PGA Tour resumed in early June.

You could probably add Henrik Norlander to this short list but, in truth, hot golfers are in short supply when it comes to the starting list for TPC Twin Cities.

Defending champion Matthew Wolff, recently runner-up in Detroit, may take your fancy, while two other top-10s from last year - Troy Merritt and Sam Burns - have each posted a couple of T-25s in recent weeks.

Merritt is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, so certainly possesses the know-how to cross the finishing line when presented with an opportunity.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W29 W28 W27 W26 W25 W24 W10 W9 W8 W7
Dustin Johnson MC 1 17 MC 48 10
Brooks Koepka 62 MC 7 32 47 MC 43
Tommy Fleetwood MC 3 18
Tony Finau 8 53 MC 33 23 MC 51
Paul Casey MC 32 11 37
Bernd Wiesberger MC 37
Erik van Rooyen 22 MC 21 MC MC 3 MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC MC 37 MC 23 MC 16 17
Brendon Todd 22 57 11 MC MC 18 37 56
Bubba Watson 32 MC MC MC 52 7 MC 18 MC
Matthew Wolff 22 MC 2 MC MC 54 52 58 MC
Jason Kokrak Wd MC MC MC 3 18 51 MC
Tom Lewis 12 MC 47 MC
Corey Conners 22 39 MC 21 19 MC MC 50 MC
Max Homa MC MC MC 41 MC 24 5
Lucas Glover 38 21 20 21 23 MC MC 61
Andrew Putnam MC 58 MC MC MC MC MC
Charles Howell 48 MC MC 49 MC 53 59
Matthias Schwab MC 21 42
Danny Lee Wd MC MC 70 MC 5 47 MC
Mackenzie Hughes 6 48 3 70 MC 2
Nick Taylor MC 48 56 MC
Scott Piercy 62 MC 64 MC 17
Vaughn Taylor MC MC MC 52 MC 67 42 13
Adam Long MC 52 24 MC MC 24 27 MC
Keith Mitchell 22 MC MC MC 64 5 MC
Dylan Frittelli 22 MC MC 8 MC 18 58 MC
Ryan Moore 40 MC MC MC 52 30
Doc Redman MC 21 11 21 58 62 MC
Alexander Noren MC MC 21 60 MC MC 59
Tom Hoge MC MC MC 37 MC MC 15 MC
Brian Harman MC MC MC 28 23 MC 47 47
Harry Higgs MC MC 70 MC 52 38 42 58
Si Woo Kim 18 64 57 11 MC MC MC MC 37
Carlos Ortiz 48 61 MC 33 MC MC 16 26
Charley Hoffman 7 41 MC MC 13 MC
Mark Hubbard 72 Wd 12 37 33 43 MC 11
Sepp Straka 61 14 8 MC 33 MC MC 27 MC
Talor Gooch MC 17 Wd MC MC 43 13 38 10
Jhonattan Vegas MC 24 17 60 27 9 MC
Troy Merritt MC 22 8 60 70 MC 24 MC
Luke List 10 MC 21 MC MC 1 MC 30
Pat Perez 39 45 MC 49 MC 47
Harris English 13 17 MC 9 17
Xin Jun Zhang 10 MC MC MC 37 MC 52 MC 14
Emiliano Grillo MC MC 39 60 MC MC Dq MC 3 MC
Kristoffer Ventura 8 21 49 4 20
Wyndham Clark MC Wd MC 64 MC 68 11 17
Scott Brown MC 65 MC MC 56 MC 67 2
Sam Burns 17 30 24 MC 36 64 23
Russell Henley 7 32 MC 8 17
Ryan Armour MC 4 6 74 MC MC
Kyle Stanley MC MC 24 MC MC 3 64
Russell Knox MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Robby Shelton MC MC MC MC 56 11 52
Kevin Tway MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Chase Seiffert 4 MC 46 MC 52
Aaron Wise MC MC 46 MC 35 MC
Matthew NeSmith MC MC MC 33 49 MC 38 6
Henrik Norlander 6 31 12 41 MC MC MC 44
Denny McCarthy 58 MC Wd MC 66 MC MC 37
Zack Sucher 68 37 64 27
Will Gordon MC 3 20
Sam Ryder 7 MC MC 41 MC MC 53 3 MC
Adam Schenk 39 30 MC MC 43 MC 14 47
Cameron Tringale MC 30 MC 27 30
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 35 45 MC MC MC 42 38 14 13
Brice Garnett MC MC 17 MC 11 20
Patrick Rodgers 18 MC 45 MC MC 14 24 21 35 30
Chesson Hadley 52 MC 58 23 MC MC
Michael Thompson MC 64 46 8 MC 57 MC
Scott Stallings 58 39 6 48 53 MC
Charl Schwartzel MC MC MC MC 41 MC 17
Cameron Davis MC MC MC MC 8 27
Brian Gay 27 MC MC MC MC 62 MC MC
Beau Hossler MC MC MC MC 24 38 35
Scott Harrington 40 MC 39 MC MC 47 MC
Richy Werenski 35 21 46 78 58 17 MC
Josh Teater MC 46 62 36 MC MC 2
Joseph Bramlett MC MC 41 3 2 MC 9 51
Stewart Cink 62 17 MC 62 47 53
Bronson Burgoon 61 MC MC MC 38 Wd MC
Chris Kirk MC 21 1 60 MC
Nick Watney MC Wd MC 27 MC
Chris Stroud 48 30 MC 28 MC MC
Patton Kizzire MC MC 6 MC MC 68
Peter Malnati 65 MC MC 70 MC MC
Fabian Gomez MC 30 MC 66 MC 64 52
Roger Sloan 27 MC 66 MC MC 60 MC
Wes Roach 18 MC 5 MC 9
Kramer Hickok MC MC MC 21 MC
Jason Dufner 44 56 MC 41 67 27 64
Aaron Baddeley MC MC MC MC MC
Hudson Swafford MC 30 MC MC 21
Bo Hoag 62 MC MC MC 49 MC 35
Hank Lebioda MC MC 41 37 56 MC MC MC
Austin Cook 39 39 54 MC 61 44
Ted Potter MC 66 MC MC MC MC 6
Robert Streb MC MC MC 37 59 MC 27
JJ Spaun 52 30 MC MC 63
Matt Every Wd MC MC MC MC MC MC
Peter Uihlein 40 MC 32 14 44 20
Sebastian Cappelen MC MC MC MC MC MC 58
Cameron Percy Wd MC MC 61 44
DJ Trahan MC MC MC Wd MC 52
Mark Anderson MC 64 MC 61 27
Brandon Hagy 39 MC 21 64
Tim Wilkinson 31 MC MC 54 56 MC 20
Ryan Brehm MC 18 MC MC 35 53
Rhein Gibson MC 45 42 27
Luke Donald MC 53 68 MC 11
Nelson Ledesma MC 59 MC MC 39 16 44
Shawn Stefani MC MC 44 MC 14 32
Martin Trainer MC MC MC MC MC MC 47
Vincent Whaley MC 66 56 MC 9
Tyler McCumber MC MC MC MC MC MC 20
Grayson Murray Wd MC MC Wd 53 MC
Tommy Gainey 49 MC MC 52 MC 23
Jonathan Byrd MC 12 MC MC
Chris Baker 45 58 33 42 MC
Seamus Power MC 12 MC MC 35
KJ Choi MC MC 18
Michael Gellerman 45 MC 58
Johnson Wagner 57 66 35 MC
Rob Oppenheim MC MC MC MC 44 69 MC 9
David Hearn MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Ben Martin 9 MC 6 MC 14
Bill Haas MC 48 MC 27
Doug Ghim MC 63 MC MC 20
Dominic Bozzelli Wd MC MC MC MC
Michael Gligic MC MC MC MC MC MC
Roberto Castro MC 14
Sangmoon Bae 58 MC MC 13 7 35 38
Ryan Blaum MC MC 38
George McNeill 39 35
Jamie Lovemark MC MC MC MC 27 17
Ben Taylor 70 MC MC MC MC
Alex Cejka MC MC MC MC 60
Seung-Yul Noh MC 57 11 MC
Greg Chalmers MC 67 MC
Chad Campbell MC MC
Jerry Kelly 22
Michael Kim MC MC MC MC
David Lingmerth MC 46 MC MC 50 MC
Arjun Atwal 45 MC 50
John Merrick MC
Ricky Barnes MC MC
Chris Couch 35
Derek Ernst 5 12 10 MC 41 52
JJ Henry MC MC MC MC MC 60
Rich Beem
Robert Garrigus Wd MC MC MC MC 56 MC 11
Daniel Chopra 69
Ted Purdy MC
Parker McLachlin MC
Brendon de Jonge 64
John Senden MC MC 64
Chase Koepka MC 43
Tim Herron
Sahith Theegala MC MC
Bo Van Pelt Wd 68 MC MC MC 60
Tom Lehman MC
Peter Kuest MC MC MC
Angus Flanagan
Player 2019
Dustin Johnson
Brooks Koepka 65
Tommy Fleetwood
Tony Finau 23
Paul Casey
Bernd Wiesberger
Erik van Rooyen
Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Brendon Todd
Bubba Watson
Matthew Wolff 1
Jason Kokrak
Tom Lewis
Corey Conners 46
Max Homa MC*
Lucas Glover 7
Andrew Putnam
Charles Howell 23
Matthias Schwab
Danny Lee MC
Mackenzie Hughes 66
Nick Taylor 46
Scott Piercy 15
Vaughn Taylor
Adam Long MC
Keith Mitchell 66
Dylan Frittelli 46
Ryan Moore MC
Doc Redman MC
Alexander Noren
Tom Hoge 23
Brian Harman 7
Harry Higgs
Si Woo Kim MC
Carlos Ortiz 5
Charley Hoffman MC
Mark Hubbard
Sepp Straka MC
Talor Gooch 73
Jhonattan Vegas
Troy Merritt 7
Luke List MC
Pat Perez 53
Harris English MC
Xin Jun Zhang
Emiliano Grillo
Kristoffer Ventura
Wyndham Clark 5
Scott Brown 15
Sam Burns 7
Russell Henley MC
Ryan Armour 42
Kyle Stanley
Russell Knox
Robby Shelton
Kevin Tway
Chase Seiffert
Aaron Wise
Matthew NeSmith
Henrik Norlander
Denny McCarthy 23
Zack Sucher 58
Will Gordon
Sam Ryder 34
Adam Schenk MC
Cameron Tringale 42
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC
Brice Garnett 23
Patrick Rodgers
Chesson Hadley MC
Michael Thompson MC*
Scott Stallings MC*
Charl Schwartzel
Cameron Davis MC
Brian Gay 56
Beau Hossler 34
Scott Harrington
Richy Werenski 46
Josh Teater MC
Joseph Bramlett
Stewart Cink
Bronson Burgoon 34
Chris Kirk
Nick Watney MC
Chris Stroud MC
Patton Kizzire 34
Peter Malnati 46
Fabian Gomez 13
Roger Sloan 15
Wes Roach MC
Kramer Hickok 42
Jason Dufner 66
Aaron Baddeley
Hudson Swafford
Bo Hoag
Hank Lebioda 34
Austin Cook MC
Ted Potter MC
Robert Streb 34
JJ Spaun 66
Matt Every MC*
Peter Uihlein MC
Sebastian Cappelen
Cameron Percy
DJ Trahan
Mark Anderson
Brandon Hagy
Tim Wilkinson
Ryan Brehm
Rhein Gibson
Luke Donald
Nelson Ledesma
Shawn Stefani 15
Martin Trainer MC
Vincent Whaley
Tyler McCumber
Grayson Murray
Tommy Gainey
Jonathan Byrd
Chris Baker
Seamus Power
KJ Choi
Michael Gellerman
Johnson Wagner 23
Rob Oppenheim
David Hearn 58
Ben Martin
Bill Haas MC*
Doug Ghim
Dominic Bozzelli MC
Michael Gligic
Roberto Castro 46
Sangmoon Bae MC
Ryan Blaum MC*
George McNeill
Jamie Lovemark
Ben Taylor
Alex Cejka MC
Seung-Yul Noh
Greg Chalmers
Chad Campbell MC
Jerry Kelly
Michael Kim MC
David Lingmerth MC
Arjun Atwal 23
John Merrick
Ricky Barnes
Chris Couch
Derek Ernst
JJ Henry MC
Rich Beem
Robert Garrigus MC*
Daniel Chopra
Ted Purdy
Parker McLachlin
Brendon de Jonge
John Senden
Chase Koepka
Tim Herron MC
Sahith Theegala
Bo Van Pelt
Tom Lehman 58
Peter Kuest
Angus Flanagan

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