Golf
July 30, 2019
A large crowd surrounded the 18th hole during the final round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine. The tournament will be played three weeks l

Minnesota Scene: 3M Open to be played July 23-26 in 2020

The new date is one week after the British Open and one week before the Tokyo Olympics' golf competition.
Golf
July 26, 2019

VanArragon, 14, cruises to victory in MGA Women's Amateur

Kathryn VanArragon struggled to a final-round 79, but still coasted to a five-shot victory in the three-day event.
Golf
July 21, 2019

Madsen wins MGA State Open

Brady Madsen shot a 5-under 67 at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove and won the MGA State Open Championship on Sunday.
Golf
July 21, 2019

Alex Kline takes one-shot clubhouse lead in State Open

Alex Kline of Troy Burne Golf Course was the clubhouse leader of the MGA State Open Championship.
Golf
July 21, 2019

Day 3 at the British Open

KEEP THAT CARDDanny Willett: He has not finished in the top 10 in a major since his surprise victory at the 2016 Masters, but the…
Golf
July 19, 2019

Winona State golfer Madsen leads Minnesota State Open by three

Brady Madsen of Olivia Golf Club shot a 7-under 65 on Friday for a three-stroke lead after the first round.
Golf
July 19, 2019

British Open Round 3 tee times

The final pairing - Shane Lowry and J.B. Holmes - tees off at 9:50 a.m.
Golf
July 18, 2019
David Duval on the seventh hole.

'Awful situation.' Duval cards 14 on seventh hole at British Open

It matched the second-highest score in British Open history, behind the 15 that Herman Tissie made on the short "Postage Stamp" eighth hole at Royal Troon in 1950.
Golf
July 17, 2019

Kucera wins Minnesota State Amateur Championship

Clay Kucera of Chaska Town Course fired an even-par 72 in the final round at Somerby Golf Club in Byron for a 209 total and one-shot victory.
Golf
July 17, 2019

Legendary local artist, golfer Bud Chapman rolls on

At age 96, local artist and accomplished golfer Bud Chapman still plays almost daily — and still breaks his age.Painted in the 1970s and popularized…
Golf
July 9, 2019
Matthew Wolff, right, hugged executive director Hollis Cavner after winning the 3M Open with an eagle on the final hole Sunday at TPC Twin Cities in B

Cavner on first 3M Open: 'It was more than I could have hoped for'

The tournament's executive director and many golf fans were buzzing about the fabulous finish that crowned 20-year-old rookie Matthew Wolff champion.
Golf
July 8, 2019
Matthew Wolff tries to grasp the enormity of the moment, after his final-hole eagle catapulted him to victory in the 3M Open on Sunday.

20-year-old Wolff wins 3M Open with eagle on 18th hole

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.
Golf
July 8, 2019
Tom Lehman tipped his cap to the gallery on Sunday.

Was this the last Minnesota tournament for Lehman?

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.
Golf
July 8, 2019
Lucas Glover hit out of the rough on the18th hole during the final day of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities.

Friends spark each other in final round at Blaine; Koepka struggles

When friends get to play together, they can inspire each other to play better.
Golf
July 8, 2019
Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa talk and share a laugh as they walk down the 17th fairway tied for the lead at -19. ALEX KORMANN ¥ alex.kormann@sta

3M Open benefits from investing in new wave of young golfers

Minnesota's first regular tour stop in half a century didn't need the world's No. 1 player, Brooks Koepka, to make it for a successful return. It was well served by the youthful golfers who battled for the lead all weekend.
Golf
July 7, 2019
Lucas Glover shoots final-round 62 at 3M Open

Lucas Glover shoots final-round 62 at 3M Open

Lucas Glover shot the best round of Sunday at the 3M Open, a 9-under 62.
Golf
July 7, 2019
3M Open victory 'hasn't settled in yet' for Matthew Wolff

3M Open victory 'hasn't settled in yet' for Matthew Wolff

Matthew Wolff, just 20-years-old, won the 3M Open in Blaine playing on a sponsors exemption.
Golf
July 7, 2019
First-time PGA winner Matthew Wolff made an impression on fans Sunday at the inaugural 3M Open — and vice versa.

Souhan: Top two finishers give 3M Open instant credibility

Little more than an hour before Matthew Wolff rolled in his winning eagle, there were six players tied for the 3M Open lead and 14 players within two shots of it.
Golf
July 7, 2019

Matthew Wolff joins select group needing the fewest PGA Tour starts before winning first tournament

GREAT OUT OF THE GATEMatthew Wolff, 20, won the inaugural 3M Open in Blaine on Sunday in his fourth career PGA Tour start. He joins…
Golf
July 7, 2019
Matthew Wolff, who has a peculiar swing, teed off from the eighth hole Saturday as Tom Lehman watched the ball’s flight.

Souhan: 3M Open co-leaders got to top with different swings

To paraphrase golfers everywhere and Duke Ellington once upon a time: It's not how, it's how many; and you ain't got a thing if you ain't got your own swing.
Golf
July 7, 2019
Tom Lehman congratulated Matthew Wolff as the two walked back toward the clubhouse after finishing the third round Saturday.

Tom Lehman bridges generation gap with 3M co-leader 20-year-old Matthew Wolff

The 60-year-old's pairing with a fresh-out-of-college youngster worked out just fine.
Golf
July 7, 2019
Matthew Wolff, left, joked with Tom Lehman as they walked to the eighth hole following a birdie by Wolff and an eagle by Lehman on the seventh hole.

Three share lead going into final round of 3M Open

Recent collegians Fresh faces Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa are tied atop the leaderboard with second-round leader Bryson DeChambeau.
Golf
July 7, 2019
Adam Hadwin lined up his putt on the first hole Saturday at the 3M Open.

Day 3 at the 3M Open

A quick look at the third round at TPC Twin Cities.
Golf
July 7, 2019
Spring Lake Park High School product Troy Merritt shot a 5-under-par 66 and is at 13 under, just two shots off the lead.

Shawn Stefani making holes-in-one part of his routine

He sank a 7-iron on the fourth hole for his latest professional ace; local favorite Troy Merritt remains in contention after a 66.
Golf
July 6, 2019
Hideki Matsuyama checked his card. He’s two shots off the lead.

3M Open fourth-round tee times

The first tee time is 7:05 a.m. Sunday; the final group starts at 1 p.m. Golf Channel (noon-1:45 p.m.) and Ch. 4 (2-5 p.m.) will televise.
Golf
July 6, 2019
Nick Taylor chipped the ball from the rough on the ninth hole Saturday. He made a bogey on the 3M Open’s toughest hole.

Despite hole-out eagle, hardest hole at TPC Twin Cities is 'definitely' No. 9

South African Dylan Frittelli, at 12 under, is three shots off the lead after getting a friendly roll.
Golf
July 6, 2019
Matthew Wolff hit out of a bunker on the 7th hole onto the green Saturday during the third round of the 3M Open.

Shooting 62 at 3M Open is 'special' for Matthew Wolff

Matthew Wolff talks about his third round at the 3M Open, a 9-under 62 that put him into a tie for the lead.
Golf
July 6, 2019
Tom Lehman putted for eagle on the seventh hole as Matthew Wolff and his caddie watched Saturday.

Tom Lehman: Saturday at 3M Open was 'the Matthew Wolff Show'

Sixty-year-old Tom Lehman discusses his Round 3 in Blaine, played alongside 20-year-old co-leader Matthew Wolff
Golf
July 6, 2019

Third round of the 3M Open

PGA players hit the course at TPC Twin Cities for the third round of the 3M Open.
Golf
July 6, 2019
A group of Tim Herron fans raised a “Lumpy’s lounge” sign on their bus that comes out to PGA Tour events occasionally to support the Wayzata nat

All aboard 'Lumpy's Bus Bash' with a busload of family and friends

Family and friends of Tim Herron rode to the 3M Open in style, even if they got there a little late for the Wayzata golfer's round.
Golf
July 6, 2019
New leader Bryson DeChambeau recorded as many birdies (nine) as pars en route to a 9-under 62 at the 3M Open.

Bryson DeChambeau shoots 9-under 62, takes lead at 3M Open at 14 under

On a muggy, windless Friday morning, the 25-year-old took charge with a blistering second-round at TPC Twin Cities.
Golf
July 6, 2019
Brooks Koepka hit off the seventh tee during the second round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities on Friday.

Scoggins: Late luck at 3M Open keeps Koepka, Day around

It took a fortuitous final triple bogey to keep some of the tournament's biggest names from missing the cut.
Golf
July 6, 2019
Troy Merritt hit out of the rough on the 16th hole during the second round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine.

Troy Merritt enjoys home-course advantage of sorts in shooting 64 at 3M Open

Backed by a reassuring gallery, the Spring Lake Park High School product climbed up the leaderboard.
Golf
July 6, 2019
PGA Tour golfer Scott Stallings pictured in January 2014 (left) and March 2019. Stallings said he had a number of health problems in 2014, in part fro

Golfer Scott Stallings sheds 55 pounds by dropping poor health habits

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.
Golf
July 6, 2019
Curtis Luck chipped onto the ninth green during the second round of the 3M Open on Friday. ] ALEX KORMANN• alex.kormann@startribune.com

Another pride of Perth excelling in a Minnesota tournament

Curtis Luck is doing well, two weeks after his childhood friend Hannah Green won at Hazeltine.
Golf
July 6, 2019
Jason Day reacted after a missed putt on the seventh hole.

Day 2 at the 3M Open

A quick look at the second round at TPC Twin Cities.
Golf
July 6, 2019

3M Open third round tee times

Because 85 players made the cut, players will go off in threesomes beginning at 9:25 a.m. and there will be a secondary cut following play.…
Golf
July 5, 2019
Troy Merritt reacted after hitting onto the tree on the 16th hole during the second round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities. ] AARON LAVINSKY• aaron

Troy Merritt shoots 64 in Round 2 of 3M Open

Spring Lake Park graduate Troy Merritt talks about his Friday at the 3M Open in Blaine.
Golf
July 5, 2019
Bryson DeChambeau teed off on the first hole during the second round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities.

Bryson DeChambeau leads 3M Open

Bryson DeChambeau went out early and shot 62 on Friday at the 3M Open I'm. Blaine.
Golf
July 5, 2019
Tom Lehman hugged his caddie after shoot a 4-under 67 in the first round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine. ] AARON LAVINSKY• aaron.lavins

Souhan: Lehman goes low on TPC Twin Cities course he redesigned

Thursday, in the first round, he shot a 67, leaving him tied for 18th. If he keeps playing like this, he'll face insider trading charges.