The PGA TOUR makes its second of three Midwest stops this week. The 3M Open will be contested at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, MN. This is the second straight week the field faces a new course. TPC Twin Cities was has hosted a PGA Champions Tour event for the past 18 years. The course has been stretched to over 7,400 yards and will play as a par 71. We still expect plenty of birdies and low scoring based on last week’s course set up.
We’ll do our best with our DraftKings golf picks without a lot of history to help us. These weeks are a bunch of fun because anything can happen.
These statistics are key to success at TPC Twin Cities
- Strokes Gained: Tee to Green
- Strokes Gained: Approach
- Birdie or Better %
- Par 5 Scoring Average
Horses For The Course
For the second week in a row, none. New course for the boys and plenty of birdies out there. Last man in the field won last week BY 6, so anything can happen.
Top Tier Picks
- Hideki Matsuyama ($11,100) – Perfect 17/17 cuts made and ranks top 25 in all key stats. Only negative is that he will be a heavy play, but he has got to win sooner rather than later.
- Bryson DeChambeau ($10,500) – It feels like he’s about to put it together. This week will be a birdie fest and he’ll excel on the bentgrass greens. Sagarin ranking of 22 means he is still beating a whole bunch of people. Ranks 5th in both Birdie or Better % and Par 5 Scoring.
- Tony Finau ($9,200) – Three missed cuts in a row is crazy for a guy with this kind of talent. It’s a risk but I’m willing to bet on this guy and the missed cut streak has lowered his value a lot.
Other Options: Jason Day ($10,900), Rory Sabbatini ($9,500), Sungjae Im ($9,000)
Mid Tier Picks
- Keegan Bradley ($8,800) – He’s hot and when he’s hot he’s confident. Finally figuring it out with the putter. 22nd in SGT2G and 4th in SGA. Plenty of made cuts to feel comfortable with and plenty long enough if the thunderstorms roll in and make it soft.
- Charles Howell III ($8,400) – A bit of a stretch at that price but that could lower is play percentages. Seems like pressure is totally off since last year’s win. Still a ball striking menace and on an unknown venue that is a big advantage.
- Scott Piercy ($8,200) – This is a gut play. The stats don’t show an advantage but he is not afraid to go super low. The value makes him very interesting.
Other Options: Charley Hoffman ($7,800), Lucas Glover ($7,700), Jason Dufner ($7,700)
Low Tier Picks
- Cory Conners ($7,400) – Worth noting he’s gained strokes putting this year were on bentgrass. He won this year and nobody remembers. It is hard as $h!t to win anywhere, that takes a gift and he has it. 16th in SGT2G and 21st in SGA. Just needs to make a few putts.
- Doc Redman ($7,200) – Former US Am Champ riding a high after qualifying for Open Championship and securing some status on tour with a solo second. Only 2 events played, made both cuts and averaging 97+ fantasy points.
- Tom Hoge ($6,300) – Bucks his head at unexpected times. Has local ties and ranks 46th in SGA.
Other Options: Mackenzie Hughes ($7,400), Dylan Frittelli ($7,200) , Stephan Jaeger ($6,800)
These aren’t just value picks, these are guys that could make a run and finish high on the leader board.
- Viktor Hovland ($9,100)
- Cam Tringale ($7,700)
- Wes Roach ($7,000)
- Beau Hossler ($6,900)
The Golf Geek’s Picks
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