pga 3m open dfs preview
We are excited to launch our PGA Study Hub today and giving it away free right HERE as we preview the PGA 3M Open. This will have ownership projections, projections, historical data, and recent trends as well as picks and player pools.
3M Open at TPC Twin Cities
This week we head over to Minnesota for the 3M open and just the second time this event has been played. Defending champion Matthew Wolff will be in the field. The course is designed by Arnold Palmer and is over 7,400 yards, par 71. The course is played on bentgrass with picturesque wetlands and 27 water hazards.
3M is known as a birdie fest as last year the top 10 averaged at least 23 birdies. The par 5’s are pretty long, but since the course is played on an altitude of 900 feet above sea level the ball should carry within 2 shots, making this course an eagle/birdie fest. If golfers miss the fairways they’ll deal with short rough, so they won’t be penalized like they did at Memorial. However, if golfers miss wildly they’ll have to deal with that water.
- Strokes Gained Approach
- Strokes Gained Off The Tee
- Birdie or Better %
- Par 4 Scoring 450-500 yards
- Greens in Regulation %
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Paul Casey ($10,100) – Casey did miss the cut at Memorial, but you should take note of a few things here. The last time Casey missed a cut was at The Masters; April 2019. That’s a total of 18 events since he missed a cut. And if we go even deeper he lost 4.75 strokes ARG in round 2 at The Memorial. The last time he lost that many strokes ARG was…actually, he’s never lost that many strokes!
The closes event in a single round that comes close to that is at Sentry Tournament of Champions where he lost 3.10 strokes. This event took place 01/2019. Casey also lost 4.21 strokes T2G at Memorial and surprise this is only the 2nd time he’s lost that much T2G. The first time was at Arnold Palmer (2017), now and 3rd at PGA Championship in August 2018 where he lost 3.39 strokes.
Lucas Glover ($9,400) – Since the break Glover looks like a man on a mission. In the last 5 tournaments he’s averaging 5 strokes gained T2G, 4.6 on APP and 1.3 OTT. While placing 38th in Memorial and 4 top 20 finishes. If he keeps this momentum going I don’t know how he doesn’t sneak in a top 10 finish. Especially in such a weak field. Last year he played here and had 2 miss cuts prior to finish 7th at 3M. And now he’s coming in with this type of momentum? – Careful with Glover.
Doc Redman ($8,700) – Listen, he’s going to be chalky there is no doubt about that. But Redman had missed just 1 cut over his last 10 courses prior to last week. I think he’s in a bounce back spot, he’s talented enough to make the cut this week, and I have no problem investing into him as a tournament option.
Bubba Watson ($9900) – Seems like the old Bubba is back! He had a great performance at Memorial. Ranked 3rd on APP (gained 7.8 strokes) 6th in T2G (gained 8.4 strokes) and 12th in OTT (gained 2.9 strokes). Finished 32nd at Memorial in such a difficult course. Now he faces a weak field with last week’s performance – he should crush!
Stewart Cink ($6,600) – I love cheap golfers who make the cut often. Give me that salary relief and someone who has a chance to give me a 6/6 lineup with no missed cuts in it and I want exposure to him. Cink is that guy. He has missed just 2 cuts in his last 13 events and while his upside is limited, he gives me exactly what I was looking for.
Dark Horse Play
Erik Van Rooyen ($8,800) – Erik was spectacular at Memorial. He gained 8.8 strokes T2G, 8.3 on APP and nearly a stroke OTT. If EVR can come to this course with the same momentum and face this weak field he should be able to have a top 15 finish at the very least. Erik fits this course perfectly – he’s ranked 1st in Driving Distance (325 yards) giving him a lot of birdie opportunities in which he’s 6th in BoB%. There is a lot of potential here for EVR to finish strong.