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The tournament's executive director and many golf fans were buzzing about the fabulous finish that crowned 20-year-old rookie Matthew Wolff champion.
On Saturday, Matthew Wolff needed to borrow $60 to properly tip the locker room staff at the 3M Open. About 24 hours later, he won the $1.152 million payday in Blaine.
The large crowds gathered around TPC Twin Cities' closing 18th hole warmly welcomed 60-year-old Tom Lehman up the fairway and onto the green.
Recent collegians Fresh faces Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa are tied atop the leaderboard with second-round leader Bryson DeChambeau.
On a muggy, windless Friday morning, the 25-year-old took charge with a blistering second-round at TPC Twin Cities.
The three-time PGA Tour winner, who shot 66 in the second round of the 3M Open, has taken care of a number of issues that were making him exhausted.
Curtis Luck is doing well, two weeks after his childhood friend Hannah Green won at Hazeltine.
Scott Piercy leapfrogged Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Hadwin, who shot matching 64s in morning rounds at TPC Twin Cities, to grab the lead.
In Brooks Koepka's world, difficult is good, and the more demanding a course, the better.
Fond memories of Minnesota - from the 1991 U.S. Open to the Ryder Cup - brought Phil Mickelson to the first 3M Open.
Bloomington's Jacob Roy worked Monday alongside PGA Tour veteran Tim Herron in a pro-am group for the inaugural 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities. He represented the caddie slogan he wore on his cap: Best First Job Ever.
Track has been toughened, but PGA stars still can score.
Tournament organizers are banking on Minnesotans accustomed to traveling north for the 4th of July sip their craft beers and sun themselves from skyboxes, corporate pavilions and along the ropes for the 3M Open.
Sir Nick Faldo discussed wine, golf and the return of an annual PGA Tour event to Minnesota for the first time in 50 years.
When the first ball is struck next Thursday - July 4th - an annual PGA Tour stop will have returned to Minnesota for the first time since Frank Beard won the 1969 Minnesota Golf Classic at Braemer in Edina.
The smell of beer remained soaked into her golf shirt when Hannah Green rose Monday morning, reminding her that first major-championship victory.
Lily Kostner, 7, got a golf ball and a high-five from Hannah Green earlier this year and gave back Sunday.
Hannah Green's first three-putt of the week came on Hazeltine's 18th green on Saturday. She's at 9 under, with Ariya Jutanugarn a shot back heading into the final round.
Following Friday's 3-under 69, Hannah Green leads big-hitting Ariya Jutanugarn by three shots and two players, including defending champion Sung Hyun Park, by four.
Hannah Green is the KPMG Women's PGA Championship's first-round leader by one shot after Thursday's scrambling, bogey-free, 4-under-par 68.
The KPMG Women's PGA Championship, which starts this morning, brings back Hazeltine National's traditional hole routing and once again rewards accuracy on a course that can stretch to 6,800 yards.
He holed a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 18 for a 2-under 69, giving him the lowest 72-hole score in six U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach and a three-shot victory over Brooks Koepka, who was going for a third consecutive U.S. Open victory.
Danielle Kang qualified for the 2007 U.S. Women's Open when she was 14, but has never been consumed by the game."I haven't watched Caddyshack," she admitted.
Final-round 69 likely will be his last before the British Open, meaning the inaugural 3M Open will go forth in July in Blaine without him.
Brooks Koepka is among those within four shots of him.
Charlie Danielson played with Phil Mickelson in round of firsts.
A card littered with bogeys shows him still standing, and under par at Pebble Beach.
Justin Rose tied Tiger Woods' record 65 from 2000, but he only leads by one shot over four other players. Woods shot a 70 that was marred by one shot he called 'terrible.'
The Osceola, Wis., golfer was satisfied at 1 over par.
World No. 1 Brooks Koepka, two-time defending champion at the U.S. Open, deems himself a regular guy everywhere but on the golf course.
3M Open executive director Hollis Cavner arrived at Pebble Beach on Saturday and will leave Wednesday night. In between, he'll lean on players to come to Blaine next month. Tony Finau committed on Tuesday.
It's called Krooked Kreek, with two K's, and it's about an hour from the Twin Cities. "I like to call it a bar that has a golf course attached," the club pro said about the course where Charlie Danielson learned the game.
The 29-year-old has a top 10 finish at each of the major tournaments.
It's Stillwater-raised Kyndra de St. Aubin's second stint with the women's tournament after she and play-by-play partner Jenn Hildreth impressed as the network's only all-female pairing in 2015.
Minnesota United is aimed at the playoffs with the season's midway point approaching, but it has allowed one more goal (24) than it has scored (23).
Auston Trusty's opportunistic, point-blank goal in the 86th minute sent the Loons to their first defeat in seven matches since moving into Allianz Field.
Hassani Dotson's sharp half-volley strike from 20 yards out eluded the outstretched fingers of diving Union goalkeeper Andre Blake and glanced off the near post to tie the score at 1 in the 28th minute and spark an interactive chart for Loons fans.
Through some old-fashioned scouting legwork and circumstance the Loons discovered Romaine Metanire and he has responded with an unexpected combination of strength and speed.
Lewis was 23 when she played professionally for the first time and led after three rounds of the 2008 U.S. Women's Open at Interlachen Country Club in Edina.
The 2017 MLS expansion franchises meet Wednesday in Atlanta with similar records and on more equal footing on the pitch than in their first lopsided matchup in the snow.
Hideki Matsuyama has placed in the Top 10 in every major championship, with seven such finishes.
One gets the feeling Loons coach Adrian Heath is comfortable wherever — midfield, right back, left back — he plays the 2019 second-round draft pick.
The Loons remained undefeated in their new home after right back Romain Metanire's first MLS goal in the first half stood up as the game winner.
Hasani Dotson, 21, impressed management with his personality, determination, strength and ability to play more than one position during pre-draft preparations.
The club announced a 15-year partnership to keep its training facilities there and become a presenting sponsor of the annual USA Cup youth soccer tournament.
One month from Thursday, a women's PGA champion will be crowned at Hazeltine. Two weeks later, many of the world's best male golfers gather in Blaine for a regular tour stop that's been absent in Minnesota for 50 years
Midfielder Kevin Molino, one of few Minnesota United regulars playing in Wednesday's international friendly, left the game in the first half with a tight hamstring.
Unified Berlin's most famous soccer team, Hertha Berlin, has arrived in Minnesota seeking to make itself better known in the United States.
Miguel Ibarra's move from a midfield spot on the right side to left back for Saturday's 1-0 home victory over Columbus provided a boost to the Loons' back line.
Finlay waited more than two years to score his first goal for a Columbus team that drafted him in 2012. On Saturday, he waited 70 minutes more for his first goal this season, his first on the road back from ACL surgery last season.
Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath shuffled his starting 11 for Saturday's game against Columbus.
The star forward has been in a reserve's role the past two games — his first two times as a Loon — during a season in which he hasn't been the scorer (other than on penalty kicks) he was a year ago.
Loons midfielder Ethan Finlay hasn't scored this season despite chances.
After getting shut out Saturday night, the Loons have scored two goals over their past four games.
Francisco Calvo is not happy about his final days with Minnesota.
Phil Mickelson visited Target Field on Monday to challenge LPGA star Stacy Lewis in a trick-shot contest and also spoke about a PGA of America women's major championship arriving at Hazeltine in June.
Opara scores Loons goal on a header against Seattle on Saturday, but gets a bloody nose in the process.
The official who set up the PGA and Ryder Cup championships is overseeing the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Hazeltine in June.
Minnesota United remained undefeateed but 1-0-3 at Allianz Field in its inaugural season.
Similar in body type and height to Ozzie Alonso, Cristian Roldan watched and learned as he turned himself into a central playmaker when both were with Seattle.
The Loons traded captain Francisco Calvo to Chicago, nine days after he was suspended for a game and never found his way back into the lineup for a team he led.
Midfielder Ozzie Alonso defected from Cuba 12 years ago and built an accomplished soccer resume with the Seattle Sounders, whom he will play against on Saturday for the first time with his Loons' teammates.
Eric Miller and Brent Kallman both played high school soccer just down the freeway from Allianz Field.
Angelo Rodriguez scored in the 82nd minute to lift the Loons to a 1-0 victory over D.C. United, much to their fans' delight.
Coach Adrian Heath decided he did not want to mess with the Loons' defensive success.
D.C. United's Wayne Rooney, who comes to Allianz Field on Sunday, is a playmaker who roams the field and uses his smarts to create for both himself and his teammates.
The turf, trucked in from Colorado last October, needs time to put down deeper roots and firm up. Some players are wearing metal cleats to minimize slippage.
Return of players might offer coach Adrian Heath even more options.
While Ozzie Alonso was the captain — a role the four-time MLS All-Star held in his last of 10 seasons in Seattle — veteran defender Ike Opara returned to the starting lineup.
Despite its recent striuggles, United is tied for the Western Conference's final playoff spot. It plays six of its next seven games at Allianz Field.
In addition to the locals, C.T. Pan, Jimmy Walker and Pat Perez are the latest notable names who have committed to play at TPC of Twin Cities in Blaine July 4-7
The Loons lost the game and their composure in Friday's defeat at Toronto, and midfielders Jan Gregus and Francisco Calvo will miss Wednesday's game after drawing red cards for their actions.
Right back Romain Metanire caused New York City FC to adjust its lineup at halftime Saturday in a 3-3 draw with Minnesota United in the debut of Allianz Field.
Ozzie Alonso became the first to score a goal in new Allianz Field, on a powerful volley from 8 yards out
The clock and scoreboard are re-creations of ones used at the National Sports Center in Blaine as the seasons changed and the local soccer team did, too, from Thunder to Stars to United.