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TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

JULY 22-25, 2021

3M Open

Location & Course Information TPC TWIN CITIES, BLAINE, MINN.

Opened in 2000, TPC Twin Cities was designed by Arnold Palmer, with Minnesota native Tom Lehman as a consultant, and hosted an event on PGA TOUR Champions from 2001 to 2018. Lehman supervised changes in 2018 to ready the course for PGA TOUR competition. Yardage: 7,431; par 71

Michael Thompson holds the 2020 3M Open trophy after his closing 67 at TPC Twin Cities. The victory arrived seven years after Thompson’s first PGA TOUR victory.

Notable Course Features

Michael Thompson

Quick Facts

Field: 156 players Format: 72 holes stroke play Purse: $6.6 million Winner’s Share: $1,188,000 FedExCup Points: 500 to the winner

Charity Benefit

Charitable giving efforts will be $1.5 million directed toward local nonprofit organizations focused on supporting individuals impacted by COVID-19 and those fighting for social justice initiatives. The major charity partners for the tournament are M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Greater Twin Cities United Way, VEAP, Urban Ventures, Lake Street Council, YMCA Minneapolis, YMCA St. Paul and Science Museum of Minnesota.

HOW MICHAEL THOMPSON WON

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 Michael Thompson was one stroke behind leader Richy Werenski after Round 1 and the two were tied for the lead after 36 and 54 holes. Werenski, who shot 70 in the final round, finished T3.  Thompson’s winning score of 19-under 265 was two strokes higher than Matthew Wolff’s winning total of 263 in the inaugural 3M Open in 2019.  Adam Long shot 63-64 on the weekend to finish second. His 127 total for consecutive rounds matched Wolff’s third and fourth rounds of 2019 (62-65).

Michael Thompson birdied the 16th and 18th holes en route to a two-stroke victory with a final-round 67 after holding a share of the 54-hole lead. The 35-year-old claimed his second PGA TOUR victory seven years after his first, with Adam Long finishing second and a nine-way tie for third, three strokes back.  Thompson made only three bogeys all week, none in a first-round 64.  Thompson ranked first in Strokes Gained: Putting (1.819 per round) and fourth in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green (1.855).

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LEADERBOARD 2020 Player

Pos

1

2

3

4

Total Score

FedExCup

Earnings

Michael Thompson

1

64

66

68

67

265/-19

500

$1,188,000

Adam Long

2

68

72

63

64

267/-17

300

$719,400

Tony Finau

T3

65

66

69

68

268/-16

103.88

$250,800

Emiliano Grillo

T3

71

68

64

65

268/-16

103.88

$250,800

Max Homa

T3

65

72

64

67

268/-16

103.88

$250,800

Charles Howell III

T3

71

65

67

65

268/-16

103.88

$250,800

Alex Noren

T3

67

69

66

66

268/-16

103.88

$250,800

Charl Schwartzel

T3

66

68

66

68

268/-16

103.88

$250,800

Robby Shelton

T3

68

68

68

64

268/-16

103.88

$250,800

Cameron Tringale

T3

69

70

63

66

268/-16

103.88

$250,800

Richy Werenski

T3

63

67

68

70

268/-16

103.88

$250,800

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2020 Champion

“This is definitely a win for everybody who supported me through the years.” – Michael Thompson 20 20

Reachable with two good shots, especially when the tee is up, the 596-yard 18th hole offers the chance for a birdie or eagle. But with water in front of the green, it can also be punishing. In 2020, it produced more double bogeys or worse than all but one other hole (the ninth).

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