3M Open: Your form guide for this week's event in Minnesota

The Arnold Palmer-designed TPC Twin Cities first staged a PGA Tour event in 2019
The Arnold Palmer-designed TPC Twin Cities has water in play on 12 holes

The golfers have arrived at TPC Twin Cities, the most northerly American venue on this season's PGA Tour schedule. Words and stats supplied by Andy Swales...

"The 42-year-old was due to fly to England but discovered he'd been in contact with someone who had tested positive and, despite being vaccinated, had to withdraw. Watson should be motivated to put that frustration to good use, after finishing tied-sixth on his most recent outing in Detroit."

With golf's major championship 'season' complete for 2021, the focus is now on qualifying for the end of season FedEx Cup Play-Offs.

Just four tournaments remain for golfers to make certain of their Tour status for next season, or secure a high enough FedEx ranking that will give them a fighting chance of reaching the Tour Championship in early September.

First up is the 3M Open in Minnesota, one of the newest events on the PGA Tour calendar.

It was first staged in 2019, and survived the Covid-reshuffle 12 months ago.

For the third straight year, the tournament will be hosted by TPC Twin Cities which is laid out around 900 feet above sea level.

Opened in 2000, the course was designed by Arnold Palmer in consultation with Tom Lehman.

TPC Twin Cities is the most northerly American venue on this season's PGA Tour schedule.

Situated approximately 15 miles north of Downtown Minneapolis, the course was part of the Champions Tour for 18 years from 2001.

It then switched its allegiance to the PGA Tour, although the course had to be toughened up before the arrival of golf's world elite.

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

There is a plentiful supply of sizeable water hazards which come into play on 12 holes, while sand is also a constant threat.

Fairways change direction many times on this parkland course where the undulating greens form a large part of its defence.

On the tee

A number of leading pros have made an immediate return from Kent to tee-up in Minneapolis, including world No 2 Dustin Johnson.

Johnson's tie-for-eighth in England was his highest finish since February and, after opting out of next week's Olympic golf tournament in Japan, has decided to chase FedEx Cup points instead.

Four of the world's top 20 are among the entries, although the winner may emerge from lower down the list, depending on how badly some players are affected by jet-lag.

One member of this quartet is world No 19 Tony Finau who may be able to find some inspiration from his tie-for-third at Twin Cities last year.

Latest odds for the 3M Open in Minnesota

Perhaps one player who will benefit from resting-up last week is Bubba Watson who was denied the chance to compete in Kent because of Covid.

The 42-year-old was due to fly to England but discovered he'd been in contact with someone who had tested positive and, despite being vaccinated, had to withdraw.

Watson should be motivated to put that frustration to good use this week, after finishing tied-sixth on his most recent outing in Detroit.

Current form

Among those in decent form right now is Luke List, a former world No 45 who is currently 142.

The big-hitting 36-year-old has enjoyed back-to-back T5s - albeit in low prestige events - and remains hungry for a maiden PGA Tour title.

Four times he has stood on the podium, most recently at Harbour Town three years ago.

Finally, the last few months has witnessed some better form from Jhonattan Vegas.

The 36-year-old Venezuelan tied-second last month in South Carolina, and was just outside the top-10 on his last outing at the John Deere Classic. Vegas is a three-time winner on Tour, although hasn't tasted glory since 2017.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

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Last 10 Weeks / TPC Twin Cities (2019-20)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W29 W28 W27 W26 W25 W24 W23 W22 W21 W20
Dustin Johnson 8 25 19 10 MC
Patrick Reed MC 32 25 19 5 MC 17
Louis Oosthuizen 3 42 2 18 2
Tony Finau 15 MC MC 32 20 8
Matthew Wolff 58 MC 15
Stewart Cink MC 30 57 47 30
Brian Harman 19 MC 5 19 8 MC
Lucas Herbert MC 4 1 19 18 71
Sergio Garcia 19 17 19 20 MC MC
Bubba Watson 6 19 50 Wd 80
Matt Kuchar MC MC Wd 50 MC 17
Chris Kirk MC 12 MC 26 69 MC
Cameron Davis 55 1 MC 45 59
Brendon Todd MC MC 30 MC 53 8 MC
Gary Woodland MC MC 50 MC 14 38
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC 73 MC 65 MC 1
Lanto Griffin 33 25 70 35 MC MC
Cameron Tringale 26 14 MC 26 32 MC
Keegan Bradley MC 14 MC MC 17
Emiliano Grillo 12 MC MC MC 8 38
Joel Dahmen 46 21 32 MC 55
Troy Merritt MC MC 2 36 65 50 7 7
Adam Long MC 23 MC MC 26 20 MC
Erik van Rooyen MC MC 10 MC MC
Charl Schwartzel 26 19 53 MC 3
Rickie Fowler 53 32 MC 11 8 MC
Maverick McNealy 18 21 30 20 MC
Brandon Stone 75 MC MC 40 MC
Patton Kizzire 11 25 MC MC MC 3 3
Dylan Frittelli 5 MC MC MC 46 MC MC MC
JT Poston 2 MC 40 MC 65 MC MC
Adam Hadwin MC MC MC 40 MC 8 64
Harry Higgs MC MC MC 68 MC 4 MC
Richy Werenski MC MC 25 MC MC MC 45 38
Cameron Champ 11 MC MC Wd MC MC 55
Robert Streb MC 38 19 MC 45 59
Tom Hoge MC 66 46 MC MC 64 MC
Jhonattan Vegas 11 57 2 69 9
Michael Thompson 41 MC MC 64 MC
Tom Lewis 40 55 25 47 MC MC 71 MC
Brandt Snedeker 19 38 MC 60 50 17
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC 23 MC MC 50 MC 37 32 21
Guillermo Pereira 5 34 MC 1 1 10 66
Byeong Hun An 26 MC 76 MC 52 MC 50 49
Luke List 5 4 MC MC MC 61
Brandon Hagy 18 6 MC 50 MC MC
Charles Howell 23 MC MC 55
Chez Reavie 59 18 MC 25 40 14 MC
Sepp Straka MC MC 10 MC MC MC 26
Wyndham Clark MC MC MC 20 75 39
Ryan Moore 2 54 MC
Hank Lebioda 8 4 5 31 17
Andrew Putnam MC MC 13 67 MC MC
Matthew NeSmith 50 58 MC 35 MC MC
Andrew Landry 64 MC 62 MC
Keith Mitchell MC MC MC MC MC 26
Kyle Stanley 41 41 54 42 8
James Hahn 5 MC MC MC MC MC
Mark Hubbard 20 41 MC 13 57 42 69 34
Denny McCarthy MC MC MC 73 MC MC 59
Nate Lashley MC 76 32 MC
Peter Malnati 58 MC 54 MC MC MC MC
Scott Stallings 55 25 MC MC 67 3
Patrick Rodgers 5 23 41 76 31 50 MC MC 47
Brice Garnett 72 MC MC 5 MC 56 47
Brian Stuard 15 8 MC 30 MC MC 56 39
Seamus Power 1 8 8 19 19 9
Doug Ghim 18 32 54 MC 14 MC
Pat Perez MC 14 MC 10 45 39
Adam Schenk 15 4 41 MC 68 65 34
Sung Kang MC 74 MC MC 32 62 47
Russell Knox MC 41 MC 35 57 MC 39
Vaughn Taylor 42 34 MC MC 52 18 MC
Sam Ryder 3 58 MC 54 MC 52 MC MC
Tyler Duncan MC MC 52 54 60 MC MC
Camilo Villegas 53 41 67 MC MC 69
Chase Seiffert MC 28 MC MC 35 MC
Scott Piercy 69 MC MC 19 Dq MC
Steve Stricker 41 44
Chesson Hadley MC 34 52 MC 2 MC
Ryan Armour 5 MC MC 61 8 26
Bo Hoag 11 47 32 MC Wd 13 66
Will Gordon MC 28 MC 79 14 MC MC
Joseph Bramlett 11 MC MC MC 25 MC 7
Robby Shelton MC MC MC 66 MC 57 32 59
Peter Uihlein 6 36 MC 20 26 44 72 MC MC
Scott Brown MC 4 52 MC MC MC 34
Brian Gay 64 MC MC MC MC MC 81
Austin Cook 47 MC MC MC 31 MC 71
Satoshi Kodaira 20 MC MC 36 19 13
Beau Hossler 15 MC 25 10 19 MC
Tyler McCumber MC MC MC MC 50
Cameron Percy 42 11 41 54 Wd 30 MC 70
Rafael Campos 20 MC MC MC 56 61 MC
Ben Martin 58 MC MC MC 26
Jimmy Walker MC MC 71 70 6 MC 64 MC
Bronson Burgoon 53 MC MC MC MC 13
Bo Van Pelt 31 MC 71 MC 2 MC
Vincent Whaley 26 MC 58 MC MC 20 26
Kris Ventura MC MC MC 70 MC MC
Roger Sloan 31 71 21 MC 52 34
John Huh MC 50 MC MC MC
Fabian Gomez MC Wd 14 70 MC MC MC
Michael Gligic 19 MC 41 MC MC MC 47
Rob Oppenheim 70 58 MC MC 19 33 26
Ted Potter 47 72 MC MC MC 68
Jason Dufner 26 18 MC MC MC 37 65 MC
Grayson Murray MC Wd MC MC MC 49 MC 21 MC
Scott Harrington 53 41 MC MC 44 MC
JJ Spaun 47 64 32 47 MC MC 47
Sean O`Hair Wd 11 32 MC 34 MC 39
Kevin Tway 26 23 14 66 MC MC
Mark Anderson 26 MC 8 MC 9 61
Josh Teater 15 MC 58 63 MC
Wes Roach 47 50 44 61
Tommy Gainey MC 62 MC 41 4 MC Wd 51
Luke Donald MC MC 31 13
Chris Baker MC MC 58 26 60 MC
Aaron Baddeley MC MC 41 44 66 35 MC
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC MC* 39 MC MC
Austin Eckroat 72 MC 47 13 7
Nelson Ledesma MC MC 41 MC MC 47
David Hearn 20 50 MC 73 MC MC
Nick Watney 37 50 MC MC MC MC
Rhein Gibson MC 34 MC 13 25 MC MC MC
Ryan Brehm 53 MC 67 MC MC MC MC
Bill Haas MC MC 25 MC
Zack Sucher 70 MC Dq MC MC 43 MC
DJ Trahan MC 58 MC MC MC 71
Sebastian Cappelen MC MC MC MC Wd MC
Greg Chalmers 31 68 MC MC
Michael Gellerman MC 34 41 13 64 MC 65
Andres Romero MC MC 26 MC
MJ Daffue 62 MC
Shawn Stefani 62 62 MC MC MC
Sangmoon Bae Wd MC 57 62 MC MC MC
Jonathan Byrd 62 MC 57 MC
Johnson Wagner MC MC MC MC 39
Ben Taylor 20 MC MC 35 MC
David Lingmerth 11 MC MC MC 11 MC
George McNeill MC MC Wd MC
Martin Trainer MC MC MC MC MC MC
Matt Every Wd MC MC MC MC MC MC
Quade Cummins 50
John Pak MC MC MC MC
Ricky Barnes 62 MC MC MC
Dominic Bozzelli 40 MC MC MC MC MC
Hunter Mahan MC MC MC Wd MC
Michael Kim 72 MC MC MC MC 67
Robert Garrigus 31 64 MC MC
Ryan Blaum MC MC MC Wd MC
John Senden MC 62 MC
Kevin Stadler MC MC MC MC MC 53 MC
DA Points MC MC MC 75
Charlie Beljan MC MC MC
JJ Henry 58 MC MC MC 74 MC
Jason Bohn 62 MC MC
Richard S Johnson 58 MC 66
Angus Flanagan
Brent Snyder
Ryan Hall
Player 2020 2019
Dustin Johnson Wd
Patrick Reed 23
Louis Oosthuizen
Tony Finau 3 23
Matthew Wolff 12 1
Stewart Cink 46
Brian Harman 41 7
Lucas Herbert
Sergio Garcia
Bubba Watson MC
Matt Kuchar
Chris Kirk 41
Cameron Davis 12 MC
Brendon Todd
Gary Woodland
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 66 MC
Lanto Griffin
Cameron Tringale 3 42
Keegan Bradley 46
Emiliano Grillo 3
Joel Dahmen
Troy Merritt MC 7
Adam Long 2 MC
Erik van Rooyen MC
Charl Schwartzel 3
Rickie Fowler
Maverick McNealy
Brandon Stone
Patton Kizzire 46 34
Dylan Frittelli 18 46
JT Poston
Adam Hadwin 4
Harry Higgs MC
Richy Werenski 3 46
Cameron Champ MC
Robert Streb MC 34
Tom Hoge 46 23
Jhonattan Vegas MC
Michael Thompson 1 MC*
Tom Lewis 32
Brandt Snedeker
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 32
Guillermo Pereira
Byeong Hun An
Luke List 32 MC
Brandon Hagy 46
Charles Howell 3 23
Chez Reavie
Sepp Straka 18 MC
Wyndham Clark MC 5
Ryan Moore 12 MC
Hank Lebioda 26 34
Andrew Putnam MC
Matthew NeSmith MC
Andrew Landry MC
Keith Mitchell MC 66
Kyle Stanley 32
James Hahn
Mark Hubbard
Denny McCarthy 32 23
Nate Lashley MC
Peter Malnati MC 46
Scott Stallings 62 MC*
Patrick Rodgers 32
Brice Garnett 26 23
Brian Stuard
Seamus Power MC
Doug Ghim 18
Pat Perez 23 53
Adam Schenk 41 MC
Sung Kang MC
Russell Knox MC
Vaughn Taylor MC
Sam Ryder MC 34
Tyler Duncan MC*
Camilo Villegas
Chase Seiffert MC
Scott Piercy MC 15
Steve Stricker
Chesson Hadley MC MC
Ryan Armour MC 42
Bo Hoag 12
Will Gordon MC
Joseph Bramlett MC
Robby Shelton 3
Peter Uihlein 62 MC
Scott Brown MC 15
Brian Gay MC 56
Austin Cook 56 MC
Satoshi Kodaira 58
Beau Hossler MC 34
Tyler McCumber Wd
Cameron Percy MC
Rafael Campos
Ben Martin MC
Jimmy Walker MC*
Bronson Burgoon 41 34
Bo Van Pelt 65
Vincent Whaley MC
Kris Ventura MC
Roger Sloan MC 15
John Huh
Fabian Gomez MC 13
Michael Gligic 26
Rob Oppenheim MC
Ted Potter MC MC
Jason Dufner 32 66
Grayson Murray
Scott Harrington MC
JJ Spaun MC 66
Sean O`Hair
Kevin Tway
Mark Anderson MC
Josh Teater 56 MC
Wes Roach MC MC
Tommy Gainey 67
Luke Donald MC
Chris Baker 41
Aaron Baddeley 23
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Austin Eckroat
Nelson Ledesma MC
David Hearn MC 58
Nick Watney 12 MC
Rhein Gibson MC
Ryan Brehm MC
Bill Haas 58 MC*
Zack Sucher MC 58
DJ Trahan MC
Sebastian Cappelen MC
Greg Chalmers MC
Michael Gellerman 46
Andres Romero
MJ Daffue
Shawn Stefani MC 15
Sangmoon Bae MC MC
Jonathan Byrd MC
Johnson Wagner MC 23
Ben Taylor MC
David Lingmerth MC MC
George McNeill 64
Martin Trainer MC MC
Matt Every 68 MC*
Quade Cummins
John Pak
Ricky Barnes MC
Dominic Bozzelli MC MC
Hunter Mahan MC MC
Michael Kim MC MC
Robert Garrigus 53 MC*
Ryan Blaum MC MC*
John Senden MC
Kevin Stadler
DA Points
Charlie Beljan
JJ Henry MC
Jason Bohn
Richard S Johnson
Angus Flanagan MC
Brent Snyder
Ryan Hall

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