Golf
July 22
Dustin Johnson tees off on the 18th hole during the final round of the Travelers Championship

DJ confident for 3M Open debut despite missing cut last weekend

Dustin Johnson, who shot +16 over two rounds last week in Ohio, understands how fickle the game of golf is. At his best, Johnson, 36, has been good enough to win once every year since his rookie season in 2008.
Golf
July 21

3M Open Rounds 1-2 tee times

The action gets underway at 6:50 a.m. on Thursday
July 21

Column: Players shouldn't get too comfortable with no fans

Tiger Woods made his 19th trip to Muirfield Village as a pro and it was unlike anything he remembered.
July 21

European Tour resumes in earnest with British Masters

After back-to-back, low-key events in Austria where testing procedures got their dress rehearsal, the European Tour resumes in earnest after its pandemic-induced shutdown with the…
July 21

PGA Tour goes to Minnesota before bracing for 2 big events

PGA TOUR3M OPENSite: Blaine, Minn.Course: TPC Twin Cities. Yardage: 7,114. Par: 72.Purse: $6.6 million. Winner's share: $1,188,000.Television: Thursday-Friday, 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m.…
Golf
July 21
Big Ten co-champion Angus Flanagan of the Gophers received a sponsor’s exemption to the PGA Tour’s 3M Open after a strong victory in the Minnesota

Gophers golfer Flanagan will bring more than power to 3M Open

Angus Flanagan earned a chance to wield his power and finesse weapons at this week's PGA Tour stop in Blaine.
July 20
Jon Rahm was congratulated by Jack Nicklaus after winning the Memorial golf tournament on Sunday in Dublin, Ohio.

Rahm going places in a hurry with his rise to No. 1 in world

Jon Rahm made his first trip to Muirfield Village in a dark suit and a royal blue tie, no golf clubs.
Golf
July 20

Busy summer for Berry is casualty of pandemic

Edinburgh USA pro Don Berry had hoped to play in several major tournaments this summer, but that was before the coronavirus pandemic changed everything.
Golf
July 20

3M Open: What you need to know

The 156-player field features six players in the top 30 in the world: Dustin Johnson (4), Brooks Koepka (6), Tommy Fleetwood (12), Tony Finau (19), Paul Casey (25) and Bernd Wiesberger (29).
July 20
Jon Rahm celebrated after chipping in for birdie on the 16th hole as Ryan Palmer watched during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament Sunday

Rahm's wild day ends with Memorial win and No. 1 ranking

The drama was more than Jon Rahm wanted. The result was what he always imagined.
Golf
July 19
Erik van Rooyen of South Africa was ranked 42nd in the world heading into the Memorial.

Past, present converge on ex-Gopher van Rooyen at 3M Open

Former Gophers golfer Erik van Rooyen, who came to Minnesota 11 years ago from South Africa, received a sponsor exemption into the second-year event.
July 19
Jack Nicklaus revealed Sunday during the CBS telecast of the Memorial that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus at the onset of the pan

Jack Nicklaus says he tested positive for coronavirus

Jack Nicklaus revealed Sunday during the CBS telecast of the Memorial that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus at the onset of the pandemic.
Golf
July 19
Lucas Glover hit onto the green at the18th hole during the final day of last year's 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities.

At 3M Open, pro golf's soundtrack is muted made-for-TV event

The 3M Open returns to Blaine this week — but to satisfy health officials and PGA Tour executives, there will be no fans and no corporate tents among the 250 socially-distant acres at TPC Twin Cities.
Golf
July 19

2020 3M Open at a glance

Matthew Wolff, a 20-year-old sponsor exemption making his fourth PGA Tour start and third as a professional, sank a 26-foot eagle putt on the 72nd hole to outlast Bryson DeChambeau and fellow phenom Collin Morikawa by a stroke in last year's tournament.
July 18

Rahm builds 4-shot lead at Memorial in his quest to be No. 1

Jon Rahm showed Saturday in the Memorial why he's one of the most explosive players in golf.
Golf
July 18

Preview of the 2020 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities

This week's 3M Open in Blaine is The seventh event on the PGA Tour since competition resumed in mid-June following a three-month shutdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Golf
July 18
Dustin Johnson hits toward the ninth green during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament

Long hitters highlight next week's 3M Open field in Blaine

No. 4 Dustin Johnson and No. 12 Tommy Fleetwood will make their Minnesota debuts at TPC Twin Cities.
Golf
July 17

Complete 3M Open field

Here's a look at the players headed to Blaine.
July 17

Not-so-perfect 10: DeChambeau's blunder leads to missed cut

Bryson DeChambeau really did swing for the fences Friday at the Memorial.
July 17

Finau, Palmer share lead at Memorial as Tiger hangs on

Tony Finau figured he was on the right track when he shot 59 at Victory Ranch last week in Utah.
July 17
Tiger Woods watches from the fourth green during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament, Friday, July 17, 2020, in Dublin, Ohio.

Big finish for Woods gets him to the weekend at Memorial

Five months without competition, and Tiger Woods was grinding over key shots and big putts Friday at the Memorial. None was bigger than a 7-foot par putt on his final hole.
July 16
Tony Finau hits from the second tee during the first round of the Memorial golf tournament

Finau leads Memorial at 65 as Woods has quiet return to golf

Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in five months Thursday and saw Muirfield Village like never before.
Golf
July 15
Frankie Capan

Capan squanders lead, rallies to win Minnesota State Amateur

Frankie Capan, the former Alabama golfer now at Florida Gulf Coast University, set a tournament scoring record relative to par with a 12-under score of 204 after he shot 66-67-71 over three days.
Golf
July 15
Bubba Watson, Tony Finau commit to play in 3M Open

Bubba Watson, Tony Finau commit to play in 3M Open

The second annual 3M Open kicks off next week in Blaine.
July 15

Woods, DeChambeau attract attention for different reasons

Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau pounded shots along the front nine of Muirfield Village, a nine-hole practice round Wednesday that no doubt would have attracted a capacity crowd if spectators were allowed at the Memorial.
July 15

LPGA Tour to resume with plenty of testing, maybe some fans

The LPGA Tour is ready to get back to work for the first time in nearly six months with a plan that includes saliva testing for the coronavirus and no illusions the rest of the year will go smoothly.
July 15

Shane Lowry playing golf this week, but not where he thought

This week should have started with Shane Lowry driving into Royal St. George's along the eastern coast of England and handing over the silver claret jug, a relatively recent tradition for golf's oldest championship.
Golf
July 14
Erik van Rooyen teed off at the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island on Sunday.

Lehman, van Rooyen get exemptions into 3M Open field

Three former or current Gophers golfers give this year's six sponsor exemptions Minnesota connections for next week's 3M Open in Blaine.
July 14

Column: Tiger Woods' return doesn't mean a return to normal

The PGA Tour has been back for five weeks and already has delivered a tournament scoring record one week, a former No. 1 winning another week, two sudden-death playoffs and a player who grew by two shirt sizes to try to change the game.
July 14

Asia swing unlikely as PGA Tour weighs going to western US

The PGA Tour first started going to Asia in 2009 with the HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championship. Since then, it added events in Malaysia and South Korea, and then Malaysia gave way to the Zozo Championship in Japan, which Tiger Woods won last year.
Golf
July 13

Capan, Sigel, Schmitz lead MGA Amateur

The tournament continues Tuesday and concludes Wednesday.
Local
July 13
Artist-golfer Bud Chapman posed in front of paintings of his fantasy golf course in 1978.

'18 Infamous Golf Holes' painter Bud Chapman dies at 97

In the early 1970s, Bud Chapman took a break from his career as a commercial artist to hunt for treasure. His subsequent unsuccessful search for…
July 13
Collin Morikawa held his trophy after winning the Workday Charity Open golf tournament Sunday in Dublin, Ohio.

Morikawa clutch in finish and playoff to win Workday Open

Collin Morikawa figured his tournament was over if he didn't make a 5-foot par putt on the 15th hole at Muirfield Village.
July 13

Different tournament, different look for Muirfield Village

The final group at the Workday Charity Open was making its way down the 13th fairway when the radio of a tournament official at Muirfield Village crackled to life with what was described as "breaking news."
Golf
July 12

Kucera begins defense of State Amateur title

Defending champion Clay Kucera of Chaska Town Course is one of 156 golfers in the Minnesota State Amateur, a three-day tournament that starts Monday at Edina Country Club.
Golf
July 12
Lee Trevino posed with Bud Chapman at Rolling Green Country Club in Hamel in 1989.

Reusse: Bud Chapman was popular club golfer, artist and storyteller

Chapman was an artist and became famous in the golf world with drawings of fantasy holes located at some of this planet's greatest natural wonders.
July 11
Justin Thomas watched his putt miss the cup on the 15th green during the third round of the Workday Charity Open on Saturday in Dublin, Ohio.

Thomas keeps clean card for 2-shot lead at Muirfield Village

Justin Thomas never looked to be in a hurry.
July 10
Collin Morikawa walked to the 18th tee during the second round of the Workday Charity Open in Dublin, Ohio, on Friday.

Morikawa builds big lead at Muirfield Village before storms

Among the lessons Collin Morikawa took away from missing his first cut as a pro was that his reliable cut shot had left him. He found at it Muirfield Village, and it sent him to a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the Workday Charity Open.
Golf
July 10
Artist-golfer Loyal (Bud) Chapman posed in front of paintings of his fantasy golf course in 1978. Chapman, a Minnesota Golf Hall of Famer, died at age

Golf legend Bud Chapman dies at 97

He was a member of the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame and the artist of the "Infamous Golf Holes."
Golf
July 10
Gophers golfer Flanagan wins Minn. State Open, gets invite to 3M Open

Gophers golfer Flanagan wins Minn. State Open, gets invite to 3M Open

Two Eagles — one early, one late — enabled the golfer from England to rally for the championship with a record round. Afterward, he got a surprise.