7:38 PM ET Associated Press BLAINE, Minn. — Michael Thompson hasn’t experienced the anxiety and thrill of playing the last round of a tournament in the final group for several years. This time, pitted against Richy Werenski in the 3M Open, he’ll do so without the murmuring, clapping and roaring sounds from the spectators. For
A boat race seemed to be on, a lazy final round was on the docket as Michael Thompson cruised to a four-shot lead on Saturday afternoon. But Thompson’s engine stalled on TPC Twin Cities back nine, bringing the S.S. Richy Werenski and a caravan of other ships into the heat. With 10 players within four
Only 19 centuries or so after the 73-mile long Hadrian’s Wall was built to signify the northwest frontier of the Roman Empire, another native of the Italian capital has left his mark on the northeast of England. With a final round of two-under-par 69 for a 72-hole total of 266, 18 under par for four
11:12 AM ET International players on the PGA Tour may compete in events in the United States without delay, according to a memo sent to players on Friday which said the White House had lifted various quarantine rules put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic for “players, caddies and essential personnel.” But Englishman Lee
The Premier Golf League, the proposed global circuit that would rival the PGA Tour, seemed to lose its allure in March after Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm, three of the top six players in the world, said they were not interested in participating. However, the fledgling league has seen its viability re-emerge, according
9:02 PM ET Associated Press BLAINE, Minn. — Michael Thompson and Richy Werenski topped the 3M Open leaderboard going onto the weekend, Tony Finau and Talor Gooch climbed within a stroke and stars Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood struggled again Friday. In warmer and windier conditions on the quiet, spectator-free TPC Twin Cities course, the
Last week had a certain Groundhog Day feel to it with the PGA Tour encamped at Muirfield Village for a second straight week. This week does, too, but this time it has nothing to do with the venue and everything to do with the leader board. To wit, Tony Finau was in contention heading into
Most golfers dream of the opportunity to play any of America’s 100 Greatest Courses. Mark Greer has played 95 of them, and he has the souvenirs to prove it. Some might opt to collect ball-markers, hats, or shirts from these courses as a keepsake, but Greer chose to collect a more unique item: divot-repair tools.
Tiger Woods will chase his 16th major championship without much of a warmup. Woods opted against playing in next week’s World Golf Championships—FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, a no-cut event that would have afforded him four guaranteed rounds before the following week’s PGA Championship, which begins Aug. 6 at TPC Harding Park in San
12:28 PM ET Tiger Woods will skip next week’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, opting to go into the PGA Championship having played just one event in the PGA Tour’s revised schedule. Woods, who tied for 40th at the Memorial Tournament last week, had been weighing whether or not to enter the World Golf Championship event
After two straight weeks at a major-like venue that brought out two major-like fields and produced two major-like finishes, the 3M Open had a tougher act to follow than the comic who comes on stage after Dave Chappelle. And yet, even though the very top of the leader board may send some casual fans to
8:27 PM ET Associated Press BLAINE, Minn. — The coronavirus pandemic has squelched the upbeat and welcoming vibe that marked the debut of the 3M Open last year. The fans might have been absent, but the soft greens were plenty friendly Thursday for Richy Werenski to take full advantage. “I have a good feeling they’ll
Adidas released a bold pink golf shoe as part of the Tokyo Collection that was initially designed for the 2020 Olympics. The capsule includes 41 footwear silhouettes across 19 sports–including golf–that would unite each Adidas athlete as they compete in their respective events. With the Olympic Games postponed until 2021, Adidas repurposed the collection with
What’s wrong with Dustin Johnson? It’s a question filled with contradiction but also relevance. The immediate answer: An apparent back injury, which was the reason he gave for withdrawing from the 3M Open on Thursday afternoon following an opening-round eight-over 78. To say things have taken a dramatic turn for Johnson would be an understatement.
As expected, the PGA Tour is back to its birdie fest ways this week at the 3M Open. Half the field has yet to tee off and there are already nearly 40 players under par, including Kyle Stanley, who went out in six-under 30 on TPC Twin Cities’ back nine. But, as four-time PGA Tour
11:41 AM ET The PGA Tour will begin to let more people on site, beginning with next week’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. In a memo the tour sent to the players and released on Thursday, Tyler Dennis, chief of operations, outlined a program that will expand access to select tournament representatives and other VIPs while
Uncertainty reigns in college golf at the moment. Men’s and women’s coaches and players are waiting for their athletic departments, school presidents and conference commissioners to decide whether they’ll allow athletic competitions to be played during the fall semester. If there was hope a month ago that some semblance of a schedule would be contested,
9:35 PM ET Grayson Murray, who announced over the weekend that he had tested positive for COVID-19, was the only player to do so this week in advance of the 3M Championship. Murray took his test at home and never traveled to the tournament site, where tests for those competing in the tournament are mandatory.