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Partnership with Gray Duck Spirits Brings New Public Hospitality Venue to 3M Open

May 15, 2021

BLAINE, Minn. – Today 3M Open officials announced a new partnership with Gray Duck Spirits, who will sponsor a public hospitality venue open to all fans during the 3M Open, scheduled for July 19-25 at TPC Twin Cities.

The venue, called the Gray Duck Deck, is where specialty Gray Duck Cocktails and Gray Duck Seltzer will be served. The Gray Duck Deck will be located near the 12th green, across from 13th tee and close to Fan Village. Also available here, will be a signature 3M Open cocktail created in collaboration with Jester Concepts, a local restaurant group, and Pepsi.

Gray Duck Vodka is the official Vodka of the 3M Open and can be found in all venues and concession areas where cocktails are served.

Gray Duck was founded in 2018 by Jerry Schulz, Mark Cotter and Jamie Quesnel, along with former Minnesota Vikings captain Chad Greenway. The company was inspired by an end zone celebration led by Vikings Kyle Rudolph on the biggest stage: national TV. It sparked a nationwide debate on how Minnesotans play Duck, Duck, Gray Duck instead of Duck, Duck, Goose

“As a local company, supporting local events is really important to Gray Duck. We are thrilled to be the official vodka for the 3M Open and not only have a great time in the Gray Duck Deck overlooking the 12th green, across from 13th tee but also be a part of something exciting for the community. We look forward to seeing everyone.” said Chad Greenway.

“We’re thrilled to have Gray Duck Vodka as the Official Vodka of the 3M Open, and we’re excited for our fans to experience the Gray Duck Deck at our event,” said Mike Welch, 3M Open Tournament Director. “No matter what type of golf fan you are, we can all agree that responsibly enjoying a beverage from this wonderful local Minnesota spirits company is a perfect way to take in the pre-eminent Minnesota sports event of the summer.”

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A PGA TOUR event, the inaugural 3M Open contested in July of 2019 was won by Matthew Wolff in thrilling fashion with an eagle on the 72nd hole to defeat Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa by one stroke. Amid COVID-19 restrictions, Michael Thompson won the 2020 version by two strokes.  Minnesota’s only PGA TOUR event is contested at the TPC Twin Cities and will be held July 19-25, 2021. Managed by Pro Links Sports, the tournament benefits local programs through the 3M Open Fund and ‘Golf That Matters’ campaign. For more information, please visit Follow the 3M Open on Instagram/Twitter @3MOpen and at

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