3M Open Predictions, Betting Odds & Picks
- Third edition of the tournament
- Past winners Matthew Wolff and Michael Thompson in the field
- World No. 2 Dustin Johnson heads the betting
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The 3M Open Odds
|Dustin Johnson||+750 |
|Louis Oosthuizen||+1400 |
|Tony Finau||+1400 |
|Patrick Reed||+1800 |
|Matthew Wolff||+2500 |
|Bubba Watson||+3000 |
|Cameron Tringale||+3000 |
|Sergio Garcia||+3000 |
|Emiliano Grillo||+3300 |
|Cam Davis||+3500 |
The 3M Open Predictions and Picks
Chris Kirk is the outright pick at +6600 with William Hill
Sergio Garcia can grab a top 10 at +320 with bet365
Charles Howell in his first round three-ball at +110 with DraftKings Sportsbook
How to Watch The 3M Open
|3M Open Information|
|Tournament||The 3M Open|
|Location||TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota|
|Time||Thursday, July 22 – Sunday, July 25|
|How to watch||Thursday 2.30pm & 7.30pm ET (Golf Channel), Friday 2.30pm & 9.30 pm ET (Golf Channel), Saturday & Sunday 1pm & 8pm ET (Golf Channel). And all four days on Sky Sports.|
The 3M Open Profile
A third return to TPC Twin Cities in Minnesota for the 3M Open, which started life as the Champions Tour’s 3M Championship before reverting to a regular tour event.
The host course is an Arnold Palmer design and we, therefore, know that it will provide aggressive drivers of the ball with an advantage. The great man believed in attacking a golf course from the tee and he took that philosophy into his creation of courses.
This particular layout features a wide array of water hazards – indeed only three holes don’t feature H2O – and there has been much talk down the years that the test is visually intimidating.
It’s a par 71 at 7,431 yards and the winner will need to go low. Matthew Wolff won the first edition scoring 19-under for the week and Michael Thompson succeeded him with 21-under.
A subplot over the next few weeks is the race towards the cut-off point for the FedExCup Playoffs. Players are not only chasing spots in that big money race to season’s end, but lower down the rankings others are keen to guarantee playing right for next year and to avoid the fretful experience of taking on the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
Dustin Johnson heads the betting on +750 and has experience of playing just one round on the course. It was not a happy circuit: he needed 78 blows and then withdrew from the tournament during a brief period of fitness struggles this time last summer.
The much better news is that he carded a 65 and a 67 on his way to T8th last week at the British Open, his best result since February and he said afterward:
A really good week, hit a lot of great shots, and I’m happy with where the game is. I’ve got a lot of confidence heading into next week.
Kirk Can Thrive on the Arnie Test
It’s been a great 12 months for Chris Kirk who returned to action following addiction problems and won on the second tier before translating that form onto the main circuit. Among those early promising efforts was a T41st here last July which involved a first round 66.
He really burst into life after New Year, finishing second at Waialae and then making three top 10s in five starts either side of threatening to win THE PLAYERS Championship.
There was a little hangover shortly after, but he was second after 18 holes in the Memorial, third at halfway in the Rocket Mortgage Classic and made a bold start in last week’s British Open. He eventually missed the cut, but the return to home soil could prompt more strong golf and another Palmer test should be right up his street.
He’s never missed a cut at Palmer’s TPC Boston and also won there in 2014.
Meanwhile, at Arnie’s Place, Bay Hill, he has made the top 15 in four of his last five visits. He’s bubbling and this looks a good spot for him.
Take him each way in the outright at +6600 with William Hill, a good price and paying out eight places.
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Sergio Can Ride the Wave
It’s been a good few weeks for Sergio Garcia. When the Spaniard won the Masters in 2017 he must surely never have believed he would go 15 major championships without making another top 20.
But that’s what happened.
So, in finishing T19th at both the US and British Opens, he has shrugged a monkey off his back and he’s also finished top 20 in the last few weeks at the Charles Schwab Challenge and BMW International Open. Now he takes on Twin Cities for the first time, but it should hold little fear for him. He’s a fine driver of the ball so that visual test should not be a problem and he also loves Palmer’s designs.
At TPC Boston he has never missed a cut in seven visits, never finished worse than T35th, and landed three top 20s.
At Bay Hill he had made 10 of 11 cuts, owns the worst finish of T42nd when he made the weekend and grabbed six top 20s. He also finished T7th in his only start at Palmer’s Dom Pedro layout in Portugal. This field is weaker than Boston or Bay Hill attracts and he’s in great nick.
Take him to make the top 10 with DraftKings Sportsbook offering +300.
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Charles Howell III Can Take the First Round Honors
Charles Howell III is yet another golfer who loves a Palmer test. He’s 18-for-21 at making the cut at Bay Hill and 13-for-16 at Boston. On this track, he’s got off to a smart start, with T23rd in 2019 and tied third 12 months ago.
Among his eight laps are a 68, a 67, two 66s and a pair of 65s. So, he likes the course and he likes going low. His first-round playing partners are Ryan Armour and Jimmy Walker.
The former has gone T42nd-MC here, albeit with two decent laps of 66 and 67. The latter missed his only cut, never breaking 69.
Howell III has also gone lowest in seven of the last ten first rounds the three have competed in.
He’s worth supporting at +110 with DraftKings Sportsbook to win their first-round three-ball.
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Matt Cooper has been a sports journalist since 2009 with his work appearing at ESPN, Sky Sports, NBC, Sporting Life and the Planet Sport Network among many others, in addition to guest appearances on the BBC and CNN. Although a specialist in golf, who has traveled the world to cover the sport, Matt has also covered rugby, cricket, football and the Olympics.
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