BLAINE, Minn. -- The 3M Open in Blaine, Minnesota is gearing up to deliver another unforgettable PGA TOUR event this year. With the announcement of committed participants, including the previous three winners – Tony Finau, Cameron Champ, and Michael Thompson – the excitement is reaching new heights. Scheduled for July 24-30 at TPC Twin Cities, the 3M Open promises captivating competition, remarkable comebacks, and an unparalleled experience for avid Minnesota golf fans.
Last year Tony Finau delivered a Sunday performance that will be forever etched in tournament history. “It's awesome to get my third win here in Minnesota at the 3M Open, a golf tournament that I've loved,” said Finau. His appreciation for the tournament is evident, as he has consistently returned to compete since its inception. While reflecting on the final round, Finau expressed, “Man, talking about the last few hours, I think I'm still trying to catch up, still trying to figure out. I think the win is finally settling in.” This quote encapsulates a mix of elation and disbelief that Finau experienced on his road to victory.
Coming from five strokes behind in the final round, Finau displayed unmatched determination ultimately securing a remarkable three-stroke victory over Sungjae Im and Emiliano Grillo. Finau’s win not only marked his third PGA TOUR title but also the largest final round comeback and victory margin in 3M Open history.
In 2021, Cameron Champ shined with a captivating performance at the 3M Open. In a competitive field, he emerged victorious with a two-stroke win over three other talented players. With this triumphant win Champ joined the ranks of Colin Morikawa and John Rahm as players 27 years old and younger who have secured victories in each of the prior three seasons. Champ was the first player to come from behind on the final day in the history of the 3M Open.
At the 2020 edition of the 3M Open spectators witnessed a memorable comeback story as Michael Thompson claimed victory. Despite challenges posed by limited spectators due to COVID-19, Thompson delivered a masterful performance, besting Adam Long by a two-stroke margin. The win not only marked Thompson’s second victory on the PGA TOUR but also ended a seven-year drought since his previous triumph. Thompson’s tenacity and resilience on the course served as a inspiration, showcasing the true spirit of the tournament.
As the 3M Open draws near golf enthusiasts eagerly await the chance to witness the extraordinary talents of Tony Finau, Cameron Champ, and Michael Thompson once again at TPC Twin Cities. The commitments of these previous winners add an extra layer of excitement and anticipation to an event already known for its world-class competition.
Beyond the participation of these exceptional champions, the 3M Open promises an unforgettable experience for attendees. From the picturesque TPC Twin Cities setting to the engaging activities and community involvement initiatives, the tournament aims to create a memorable experience for all who attend.
Save the date –July 24-30 – and join us at the 3M Open as Minnesota embraces its premier PGA TOUR event. Prepare to be captivated by the talent, inspired by the stories, immersed in the excitement of this golfing extravaganza. Witness history in the making as exceptional players compete for glory and etch their names further into the tournament’s rich legacy.