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3M Open Location Blaine, Minn. TPC Twin Cities

Course Information Built on a former sod farm, TPC Twin Cities, which opened in 2000, was designed by World Golf Hall of Fame member Arnold Palmer, with 1996 Open champion and Minnesota native Tom Lehman as a consultant. They created a natural rolling layout featuring native prairie grasses, wetlands and 27 bodies of water, all framed by mature trees including oaks, pines and spruce. Lehman supervised changes in 2018 to ready the course for PGA TOUR competition.

Yardage 7,468; par 71

2018 Champion New event

Media Coverage Golf Channel/CBS

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Tickets Advance grounds tickets cost $30 for Tuesday and Wednesday, $45 for tournament days, available through www.3mopen. com. Admission is free for kids 17 and under when accompanied by an adult, and also free for active and retired military and veterans.

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NEW EVENT The 3M Open will be the first regular PGA TOUR event held in Minnesota in 50 years, since Frank Beard won the 1969 Minnesota Classic. Professional golf is no stranger to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, however, as it has hosted U.S. Opens, PGA Championships, LPGA events and the 3M Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions event held from 1993 through 2018. Since 2001, it was played at TPC Twin Cities with 3M as sponsor; the site and sponsor are now transitioning to the PGA TOUR. “We are delighted to partner with 3M for this new PGA TOUR event in the Twin Cities, a community that has shown tremendous support for professional golf over the years with PGA TOUR Champions, the PGA Championship, Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup, and has deservedly played host to the biggest events in sports—Super Bowls, Final Fours among them,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. The TPC Twin Cities course was renovated in 2018, with a number of new tees built to stretch the layout to 7,468 yards and the fairways narrowed. PGA TOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE 2019, Part 2

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