3M Open Matchup Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

We are in the homestretch now for the PGA Tour’s regular season with just three more events before the FedExCup Playoffs begin. Most of the world’s top players are skipping this week’s 3M Open, as the travel from The Open Championship last week to Minnesota is a bit too much. That doesn’t mean everyone is missing, as there are some players trying to overcome the jet lag and play well this week. Tony Finau is listed as the favorite on a course at TPC Twin Cities that should favor his game. Let’s take a look at 3M Open matchup picks.


Defending Champion: Cameron Champ


Course Note: TPC Twin Cities is the same setup as normal and it is pretty long at 7,431 yards. The longest rough is about four inches which is a little more than last year. The greens are averaging 6,500 square feet and they are 12½ feet on the Stimpmeter.


3M Open Matchups

Tony Finau -142 vs. Hideki Matsuyama

Tony Finau vs. Maverick McNealy

Sungjae Im -160 vs. Sahith Theegala

Adam Hadwin -110 vs. Cameron Tringale

Davis Riley -122 vs. Cameron Davis

Maverick McNealy -134 vs. J.T. Poston

Nick Hardy -116 vs. Brendon Todd

Emiliano Grillo -120 vs. Dylan Frittelli

Chris Gotterup -110 vs. Beau Hossler

Nick Hardy -110 vs. Matthew NeSmith

Sungjae Im -120 vs. Hideki Matsuyama

Troy Merritt -110 vs. Jason Day

Brendon Todd -130 vs. Ryan Palmer

Adam Svensson -120 vs. C.T. Pan

J.T. Poston -120 vs. Martin Laird

Wyndham Clark -120 vs. Nick Taylor

Sahith Theegala -130 vs. Chez Reavie

J.T. Poston -120 vs. Adam Long


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Tony Finau -142 vs. Hideki Matsuyama

I don’t play favorites in terms of the odds to win the overall tournament, but once in a while, I will take shot with them in a matchup. This course really suits Finau, who hits it a long way. He tied for 3rd here in 2020, and he tied for 23rd in 2019. Matsuyama has not been in the best of form for much of this season and we’ll see how focused he is this week. I’ll take Finau in this matchup.


Sahith Theegala -130 vs. Chez Reavie

I’ll start with one of my go-to angles and that is going against the previous week’s winner. Reavie is coming off a win at the Barracuda Championship and I just don’t see how he can be focused this week, as a letdown seems like a given. Theegala has played well of late including two top five finishes. I’ll take Theegala in this matchup.


Adam Long -110 vs. J.T. Poston -120

Poston got a win not long ago so he doesn’t need to be entirely focused until the FedExCup Playoffs. Long has been rolling with consistent top 25 finishes and he as played well at TPC Twin Cities with a second and a tie for 25th. In his last six rounds his scoring average is just over 67 per rounds. I’ll take Long in this matchup.


Adam Hadwin -110 vs. Cameron Tringale

I am going right back to the well again, as despite Tringale playing decent this season, I am still not sold. In this particular case I think Hadwin is simply the better player. He also has a fourth and a tie for sixth place finish in this event. I’ll take Hadwin at the short price in this matchup.


Joohyung Kim -114 vs. Cameron Tringale

I may as well double down this week in going against Tringale. This matchup is available at SugarHouse. Kim has been showing great talent at just 20-years old and now he has Special Temporary Tour Membership because of his tie for 47th at the Open Championship. I will take Kim in this matchup.


Adam Svensson -120 vs. C.T. Pan

Svensson has been on a nice run with four top 25 finishes in his last four starts. He played well in this event in his only previous appearance, as he tied for 15th. I’ll take Svensson in this matchup against Pan.


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