The 3M Championship is the 16th of 25 events on the PGA Champions Tour, for professional golfers 50 and over. The 54-hole tournament begins Friday morning. Pro-ams and practice rounds happen all day Monday-Thursday.

Parking and directions: TPC Twin Cities is located at 11444 Tournament Players Parkway in Blaine, but all parking is free available at the Anoka County Airport. Click here for a map of the area and directions

Tickets: Free. Just take the shuttle from the parking areas and walk right in.

Cell phones: Allowed, but keep them silent.

Who's playing:


Eight-time major champion Tom Watson returns to the 3M Championship field after a three-year absence. Defending champion Kenny Perry, two-time winner Bernhard Langer and Minnesota's own Tom Lehman are among the other big names in the field. An updated player list can be found here.

What about 'The Big Three'?

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player are back. They will appear Saturday as part of the Greats of Golf Challenge, an exhibition event that tees off after the 3M Championship leaders.

Can I get autographs? Yes. Players usually take a few minutes to sign after their rounds, atop the hill behind the 18th green (look for the "Autograph Zone" banner). Participants in the Greats of Golf Challenge all have autograph sessions in the expo tent behind the 18th green Saturday morning. Pro tip: Arrive early and don't expect them to sign anything you bring. Picture cards are provided at the signings.

Where can I watch? Walking paths and hills are popular destinations for fans to gather, espcially behind the ninth green. There are also bleachers located near the driving range and on Nos. 17 and 18.

Food and drink: There are concession stands located around the golf course with a variety of hot food and cold beverages for adults and kids. A beer garden is also located near the 18th fairway.

What if I can't make it? Golf Channel will have live coverage from 11am-1pm on Friday and from 2-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.