2019 3M Open Betting Preview
The PGA Tour tees it up in Blaine, Minnesota this week at TPC Twin Cities in the 3M Championship.
If the course and the tournament don’t sound familiar, that’s because it’s brand new on tour this year. TPC Twin Cities will be making its PGA Tour debut after playing host to the PGA Tour Champions from 2001 to 2018. For the 3M Open, TPC Twin Cities is set up as a par-71, 7,468-yard course.
With this being a brand new event, that means bettors will have no previous event or course history to study to make their picks for this week. If you think a lack of history means you should play it safe and simply bet the favorites, then Brooks Koepka is your man this week. Koepka, the current No. 1-ranked player in the world, is a +700 favorite at Bovada Sportsbook.
Since winning the PGA Championship in mid-May, Koepka finished second in the U.S. Open and posted two disappointing performances, placing 50th in the Canadian Open and 57th in the Travelers Championship.
Matsuyama second on the oddsboard at +1000
Following Koepka on the odds list at Bovada are Hideki Matsuyama at +1000, Jason Day at +1100 and Bryson DeChambeau at +1400.
Matsuyama has routinely been among the betting favorites this season, but he’s still looking for his first win.
Day continues to try to reclaim the form that helped him win eight tournaments in 2015-16. He has four top-five finishes this season but is still looking for his first victory.
DeChambeau has moved up to No. 8 in the world after posting a pair of wins this season. He finished eighth in the Travelers Championship two weeks ago.
Lashley down at +6600 to post consecutive wins
Last week on tour at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, Michigan, Nate Lashley recorded his first career PGA win with a six-stroke victory over Doc Redman. Lashley is a +6600 underdog at Bovada to make it two in a row this week.
Other notables from last week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic field also playing this week include third-place finisher Rory Sabbatini (+3300), Joaquin Niemann (+3300) and Patrick Reed (+2200), who tied for fifth, and Viktor Hovland (+2800), who along with Matsuyama tied for 13th.