NBC Predictor – 3M Open

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.

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In this addition we will review the key statistics for success at TPC Twin Cities as well as taking a detailed look into this week’s match ups.

Key Stats

  • Sagarin Rankings courtesy of Golfweek (SR)
  • Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (SGT2G)
  • Strokes Gained: Approach (SGA)
  • Birdie or Better % (Bir or Bet %)
  • Par 5 Scoring Average (Par 5 Sco)

Sagarin Rankings Explained:

  • Power Rating – This is NOT a stroke average. This is a measure of a player statistically against all other players in the database.
  • Schedule Strength – The average strength of the field in each event the player has played.
  • Schedule Rank – The rank of the players scheduled compared to all players in the database.
  • Records – A player’s record based on all players in a competition. For example, if a field is 156 players, the winner would be 155-0-0, solo 2nd place, 154-1-0 and so on.

This ranking system is based on players vs. other players. Click here to learn more about the Sagarin Rankings.

Player Matchups

Stat Rank Stat Rank
SR 12 SR 55
SGT2G 9 SGT2G 74
SGA 11 SGA 76
Bir or Bet % 7 Bir or Bet % 129
Par 5 Sco 7 Par 5 Sco 119
Total 46 Total 453
Avg 9.2 Avg 90.6

Stat Rank Stat Rank
SR 111 SR 29
SGT2G 95 SGT2G 65
SGA 95 SGA 104
Bir or Bet % 32 Bir or Bet % 58
Par 5 Sco 184 Par 5 Sco 67
Total 517 Total 323
Avg 103.4 Avg 64.6

Stat Rank Stat Rank
SR 22 SR 49
SGT2G 37 SGT2G 41
SGA 45 SGA 113
Bir or Bet % 5 Bir or Bet % 52
Par 5 Sco 5 Par 5 Sco 56
Total 114 Total 311
Avg 22.8 Avg 62.2

Stat Rank Stat Rank
SR 19 SR 13
SGT2G 25 SGT2G 4
SGA 89 SGA 3
Bir or Bet % 10 Bir or Bet % 16
Par 5 Sco 44 Par 5 Sco 25
Total 187 Total 61
Avg 37.4 Avg 12.2

Stat Rank Stat Rank
SR 102 SR 25
SGT2G 60 SGT2G 53
SGA 16 SGA 70
Bir or Bet % 49 Bir or Bet % 61
Par 5 Sco 59 Par 5 Sco 25
Total 286 Total 234
Avg 57.2 Avg 46.8

Stat Rank Stat Rank
SR 56 SR 18
Bir or Bet % 157 Bir or Bet % NA*
Par 5 Sco 139 Par 5 Sco NA*
Total 412 Total 18
Avg 82.4 Avg 18

*Viktor Hovland is not an official member of the PGA TOUR so he has no official stats. His Sagarin Ranking shows he certainly belongs though.

This Week’s Picks

Play NBC Predictor every week. It costs nothing and gives you a reason to follow the tourney. There is also a Sunday only competition that activates after Saturday’s results are official. The information provided is a guideline for what can be expected on an even playing field. Of course there are other variables that need to be intuitively accounted for. For example, Nate Lashley coming off a win or Viktor Hovland not having tour membership and therefore no official stats.

So without further ado, on with the show!

The Doctor is OUT…

Doc Mulligan


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