Two more major-championship winners committed to play in the inaugural 3M Open in Blaine come July 4-7.
Lucas Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, and Jason Dufner, the 2013 PGA Championship winner, join a list that includes five-time major winner Phil Mickelson, two-time U.S. Open and three-time major winner Brooks Koepka, 2015 PGA champ Jason Day and 2018 Masters winner Patrick Reed.
Glover has won three PGA Tour events, the most recent one in 2011. He finished tied for fourth at last month’s Honda Classic. Dufner has won five times on tour, most recently in The Memorial in 2017.
Hurt’s Mr. Basketball
Matthew Hurt, a 6-9 forward for Rochester John Marshall, was named Minnesota Mr. Basketball during the Timberwolves’ game at Target Center.
Hurt’s brother, Michael, a Gophers player, accepted the award for him. Matthew Hurt is in Atlanta for the McDonald’s All-America game at 6 p.m. Wednesday (ESPN2).
• The Gophers softball team (22-9) moved up a spot to No. 19 in the USA Today/NFCA rankings. Maddie Houlihan of the Gophers was named the Big Ten player of the week. She hit a grand slam in a 6-5 comeback win over Maryland on Friday and, in the three-game sweep of the Terrapins, was 9-for-15 with six RBI and six runs scored.
• Florida junior Kendyl Lindaman, the former Gopher, was named the NFCA player of the week. In four games, she hit six homers and had 13 RBI. Her two-run homer last Wednesday beat the visiting Gophers 2-0.
• The Gophers baseball team (8-13) will play Augsburg (4-7) at 6 p.m. Wednesday in its home opener at Seibert Field.
• David Pochinka of the Gophers was named the College Gymnastics Association’s and Big Ten’s freshman of the week. He won the parallel bars (14.500) for his first event title ever in a three-team home meet with Iowa and Penn State which Minnesota won to clinch its first Big Ten regular-season title. Pochinka also was second on high bar (13.700) and third on pommel horse (13.750). His score in all three events were career highs.