With the 2020 PGA Tour rolling right along as it heads into its seventh event since the coronavirus restart, it’s time to take a look at the handful of pros that are offering the best betting value against their PGA Tour odds as we get set for the start of the 2020 3M Open on Thursday, July 23.
PGA Tour Betting Predictions – The Top 5 Golfers to Win the 2020 3M Open
This event debuted 27 years ago in 1993 as the Burnet Senior Classic and was originally held at the Bunker Hills Golf Course in nearby Coon Rapids, MN. The tournament moved to the year-old TPC Twin Cities in the Minneapolis suburb in Blaine in 2001, when 3M took over as sponsor.
The course is a 7,114-yard, par-72 with a total prize of nearly $2 million. A year ago, now, 21-year-old Florida native Matthew Wolff not only won the 3M Open in just his third start on the PGA Tour, but he did so in record-setting fashion. Wolff set the 72-hole course record (263) and will look to repeat this coming weekend. Now, let’s find out who’s in action and which players are looking like solid picks against their value-packed PGA Tour odds. Former World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is the slight favorite over Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau and Tommy Fleetwood.
General Info for 2020 PGA 3M Open
- When: Thursday, July 23-26
- Where: TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota
Odds to Win 2020 PGA Tour 3M Open
- Dustin Johnson +1000
- Brooks Koepka +1200
- Tony Finau +1200
- Tommy Fleetwood +1200
- Paul Casey +2000
- Harris English +2700
- Matthew Wolff +2900
- Bubba Watson +2900
- Lucas Glover +3100
- Russell Henley +3100
The Top 5 Picks To Win
No. 5 Matthew Wolff
The defending champion of this event has had some uneven results with four missed cuts in his last eight outings, but he also nearly claimed his second PGA Tour win by finishing second to Bryson DeChambeau at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in early July. Wolff is undeniably talented and comes into this affair off a solid T-22 finish at last weekend’s Memorial Tournament.
No. 4 Dustin Johnson
Currently ranked an impressive fourth in the world rankings, the 36-year-old South Carolina native had a poor outing at last weekend’s Memorial, but Johnson also won the Travelers Championship last month. Johnson has had some wildly uneven play this season in finishing second at the Saudi International in February and T48 in the WGC-Mexico Championship later that month, but I believe he’s due for another win after recording just one victory in his last 22 tournaments.
No. 3 Tommy Fleetwood
The World No. 12 missed the cut in his last event at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, but the 29-year-old Englishman finished third at the Honda Classic just prior to that. More importantly, Fleetwood has recorded an impressive six straight Top-20 finishes prior to his last event while winning the Nedbank Golf Challenge in November and finishing T2 one tournament later at the Abu Dhabi HSBC. Fleetwood is in fine form and will definitely have a shot to win this event.
No. 2 Tony Finau
The 30-year-old World No. 17 who hails from Utah comes into this event off a solid, eighth place finish last weekend at The Memorial following four straight mediocre outings, including a missed cut in the Travelers Championship last month. While Finau finished a disappointing T23 in this event a year ago, he also has a pair of Top-5 finishes in his last 11 events and just ‘looks’ like a player that’s due for a win!
No. 1 Brooks Koepka
The 30-year-old World No. 6 has been, shall I say, abysmal ever since winning his last tournament by claiming the title at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational last July. Koepka has one Top-5 finish since then and one Top-10 finish, thought that came via a seventh place finish at the RBC Heritage last month. Koepka finished a dismal T62 last weekend at the Memorial following a missed cut in his previous outing at the Workday Charity Open earlier this month. Koepka has just one Top-25 finish in his last eight tournaments with a pair of missed cuts along the way. Still, despite his poor play, I’m thinking the four-time major winner and two-time reigning PGA Championship winner is totally due for a victory. The field here isn’t overly loaded with elite talent and Koepka needs to pick up his play with the 2020 majors quickly approaching. What could be better practice for the majors than a win in this event?