Gary Woodland fell in love with Bellerive when he first played it a month ago. It's a big golf course that would play into the hands of a power player. It would be soft from the stifling heat and humidity of summer, allowing him to be aggressive.
Only two players made the side trip to Bellerive Country Club last week to check out the site of the PGA Championship, squeezing in a quick practice round before the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.
The Ryder Cup was a happening for people who went to Hazeltine to consume beer, holler patriotic nonsense and tell friends they were there. Next year's 3M Open should have something unique to get that hard-partying crowd to show up.