3M Open Preview: Welcome to the Twin Cities
3M Open Preview: Welcome to the Twin Cities

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

After a brief stopover in Motown, the PGA Tour heads to my back yard this week. Well, more specifically, it's about a driver-nine iron ... then 240 more drivers, but you get the idea – it's pretty close. I covered the 3M Championship on the Champions Tour for several years and one thing I vividly remember is how easy this course can be if the wind isn't blowing. The folks running this first-time event were aware of that when they set the wheels in motion a year ago, so they've obviously made some adjustments in preparation for the best in the world. We can only hope that it's at least a little more difficult to score this week than last week. Unfortunately, it's the second consecutive week on a new course, and we are once again left with only recent form as a predictor of performance. That didn't really pan out last week, but who knows, maybe things will be different this week and one or two big names will show up.      

This Week: The 3M Open – TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minn.

Last Year: none 

FAVORITES

Brooks Koepka (7-1) 

Considering Koepka plays his best golf in the toughest conditions while under the most pressure, this doesn't seem to be a good spot to ride him as the heavy favorite. Two weeks from now you can bet that Koepka will be ready to go, but will he be focused this week? The numbers say no. Koepka just

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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