Matthew Wolff Set to Defend 2019 Title
BLAINE, MN – 3M Open tournament officials announced today the official commitments of Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson to compete in the PGA TOUR’s 3M Open, scheduled for July 23-26 at TPC Twin Cities.
“We are thrilled with these two early commitments and look forward to welcoming Brooks back and having Dustin join us for the first time,” said 3M Open Executive Director Hollis Cavner.
Brooks Koepka, currently ranked No. 4 in the world, was the PGA TOUR Player of the Year in 2018, when he won the U.S. Open and PGA Championship. His victory at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club that year made him the first player to win back-to-back U.S. Opens since Curtis Strange in 1988 and 1989. Koepka’s first major championship victory came at the 2017 U.S. Open, and he also repeated as PGA Championship winner in 2019. His other TOUR wins came at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2015 and during the 2019 season at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES and the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He finished solo 65th here last year.
Dustin Johnson, ranked No. 6 in the world, will be making his first start in Blaine. He has won at least one PGA TOUR event in 12 consecutive seasons, the longest active streak on TOUR. It began in 2008 and his most recent victory was at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship in 2019. Johnson was named PGA TOUR Player of the Year and won three tournaments in 2016, including the U.S. Open for his first major championship. He has 20 TOUR victories and 17 top-10 finishes in major tournaments.
Matthew Wolff, the 21-year-old defending 3M Open champion, is also scheduled to compete. Wolff won the 2019 tournament in spectacular fashion, when he eagled his 72nd hole to edge Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa by one stroke.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 3M Open will be a TV-only event, with no spectators permitted on-site. For more information, visit www.3MOpen.com.
Even without spectators, the 3M Open is committed to remain a platform to give back and assist the communities
through the 3M Open Fund. Last year, the 3M Open Fund donated more than $1.5 million toward Minnesota nonprofits, sponsored hundreds of hours of community volunteering and hosted a toy drive for the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
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About the 3M Open
A PGA TOUR event, the 3M Open inaugural tournament was won by Matthew Wolff in thrilling fashion in July 2019, marking the first PGA TOUR stop in Minnesota in 50 years. Minnesota’s only PGA TOUR event is contested at the TPC Twin Cities. Managed by Pro Links Sports, the tournament benefits local programs through the 3M Open Fund. For more information, please visit www.3mopen.com. Follow the 3M Open at facebook.com/3MOpen and on Twitter @3MOpen.
Lee Patterson, 3M Open Media Director, (704) 913-1088, email@example.com