3M Championship

Champions Tour rookies and veterans alike are gearing up for the annual 3M Championship this week at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine. The tournament, known for low scores and big names, begins Friday, with plenty of free events leading up to the opening round.

The basics

When: Practice rounds and pro-ams Monday-Thursday; 54-hole tournament Friday-Sunday

Where: TPC Twin Cities in Blaine

Tickets: Free general admission all week. The expo tent (Friday-Sunday) located behind No. 18 is also free.

Parking/shuttle service: Free from the Anoka County Airport.


Purse: $1.75 million; $262,500 to the winner.

TV: Golf Channel (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday; 3-5 p.m. Saturday; 3-5 p.m. Sunday).

Tournament 54-hole record: 191 (25 under) by David Frost in 2010.

Tournament 18-hole record: 61 by Frost in the final round of 2010.

Brian Stensaas