Crowd favorite John Daly will return to the 3M Championship golf tournament this summer, according to a news release. Daly last played the 3M in 2016, drawing some of the biggest galleries over the three-day event at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine for pro golfers 50 and over.
Minnesota native Tom Lehman and defending champion Paul Goydos have committed to playing as well.
The Greats of Golf exhibition event is also returning, headlined by PGA legends Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino and 10-time LPGA major champion Annika Sorenstam.
This year’s tournament will be Aug. 3-5. It’s the 26th and final installment; the 3M Open, a PGA Tour event, will begin in Blaine in 2019.
10 picked for Concordia Hall of Fame
Concordia (St. Paul) will induct 10 members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 6 during homecoming weekend.
The athletes, with the year they graduated: football — Brian D. Doyle, 2005; Philip Fandrei (played for Concordia Academy), supporter, 1951; James McNear III, also track and field and baseball, 2007; Chris Washington, 2004; volleyball — Jessica (Lucia) Bray, 2007; Jill Kalvik, also basketball, 2005; Cailin (Terhaar) Minor, 2006; Joy (Wubben) Tietz, 2005; basketball: Katie (LaViolette) Fischer, 2008; Amanda (Behnke) Johnson, 2008.
• The Gophers baseball team announced that it will host the 22nd annual Dan Morgan Golf Open on Aug. 13 at Medina Golf and Country Club. The event was named after Dan Morgan, a first-team All-America pitcher in 1977 who died May 31, 1996. It has raised in excess of $175,000 in its history.
• Carrie Tollefson, who won five cross-country state titles and eight more titles in track in the 1,600 or 3,200 running for Dawson-Boyd High School from 1990-94, will be one of 12 people inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame on Monday in Chicago during the summer meeting of the National Federation of State High School Associations.