Golf
August 12, 2021

Plymouth's Van Holmgren reaches final 16 in U.S. Amateur

Earlier in the week, Holmgren had tied for seventh in stroke play with rounds of 66 and 70 for a 135 total to make the cut for match play.
Golf
August 10, 2021

Three local golfers qualify for men's, women's U.S. Senior Amateur

Jim Lehman and Betsy Aldrich of Minnetonka and Bob Rolston of Hopkins earned spots in the national tournament.
Golf
August 8, 2021
Former PGA Tour pro Don Constable, left, and Restorers tournament director Jerry Rose.

Reusse: The Resorters lives on, as a golf tournament and in legend

The event at Alexandria Golf Club sits right in the middle of the summer Resort circuit, between the Birchmont and the Pine-to-Palm.
Golf
August 7, 2021
World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster, who won the Land O’Lakes Legends Classic on Saturday, shown during the first round Friday.

Juli Inkster wins Land O'Lakes Legends Classic

The Hall of Famer closed with a 67 to win the event at the Meadows at Mystic Lake.
Golf
August 6, 2021
The gallery’s got her back World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez, foreground, was a can’t-miss sighting Friday in the 46-player field at the Land O

McGann takes lead at Land O'Lakes Legends Classic

Michelle McGann shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to take the first-day lead at the Land O'Lakes Legends Classic at The Meadows at Mystic Lake.
South Metro
August 5, 2021
Courtesy Ellickson Photo The city-run 18-hole Valleywood Golf Course in northeastern Apple Valley sees about 31,000 rounds played each year.

Apple Valley hopes new plan will help golf course turn a profit

It calls for more banquets, new irrigation, higher greens fees and even lawn bowling.
Golf
August 5, 2021
Nancy Lopez played in the Greats of Golf Challenge at the TPC Twin Cities in 2015.

Land O'Lakes Legends event features Juli Inkster, Nancy Lopez, Hollis Stacy

The two-day women's golf tournament will be played at the Meadows at Mystic Lake.
Sports
August 1, 2021

Olympic gold puts Schauffele among golf's elite players

Golf's biggest trophies tend to be silver and green. Xander Schauffele knows this as well as anyone because he has been close enough to dream of winning them.
Golf
July 28, 2021

Ledwein leads after two rounds of MGA Women's Amateur

Taylor Ledwein of New Prague Golf Club shot her second consecutive round of 2-under-par 70 to take a one-stroke lead at Island View Golf Club in Waconia.
Golf
July 26, 2021
Charl Schwartzel  played a shot on the 18th hole Sunday at the 3M Open.

3M Open headed again for post-British Open date in 2022

Signed to a seven-year deal through 2025, the Blaine event is winning over players with its hospitality despite a slot immediately after the British Open
Golf
July 26, 2021
Cameron Champ celebrated after making his final putt at the 18th hole to win the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine on Sunday.

Long-hitting Champ wins 3M Open for third PGA Tour victory

Cameron Champ, 26, got out of trouble on the final hole in a big way to escape with a par and secure a two-shot lead for the 3M Open trophy.
Golf
July 25, 2021

3M Open final results

Here are the scores and paydays after Sunday's final round of the 3M Open in Blaine:
Golf
July 25, 2021
Cameron Champ lifted the 3M Open trophy at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine on Sunday, winning the tournament by two shots.

Neal: Champ, in pursuit of work-life balance, lands a victory

3M Open champion Cameron Champ sees maturity as one building block to success.
Photography
July 25, 2021

Cameron Champ wins 3M Open

Champ, 26, won his third PGA Tour title.
Golf
July 25, 2021

3M Open final round recap

Notes, quotes and anecdotes from Sunday at TPC Twin Cities.
Golf
July 25, 2021
Austin Eckroat, one of several former Oklahoma State golfers in the field at the 3M Open, finished tied for 16th.

3M Open again attracts some of Oklahoma State's best

Two years after Matthew Wolff won and Viktor Hovland performed well at the 3M Open as sponsor exemptions, Austin Eckroat tied for 16th in only his fourth pro event.
Olympics
July 25, 2021
Patrick Reed, playing the eighth hole during the Sunday’s final round at the 3M Open in Blaine was called up to participate in the Olympics.

After unexpected call at 3M Open, 'Captain America' heads to Olympics

Patrick Reed became a last-minute replacement after Bryson DeChambeau tested positive for COVID-19 prior to competition in Tokyo.
Golf
July 25, 2021

3M Open fourth-round tee times

FIRST TEE6:55 am: Erik van Rooyen, Joel Dahmen7:05 am: Denny McCarthy, Scott Piercy7:15 am: Cam Davis, Sung Kang7:25 am: David Hearn, Michael Gligic7:35 am: Chris…
Golf
July 24, 2021
Cameron Tringale walked off after making his putt at the 18th green to finish out his third round at the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities.

Cameron Tringale leads 3M Open by a stroke with 20 pursuers within four shots

Conditions turned from benign to blustery at TPC Twin Cites and delivered a packed leaderboard headed to Sunday's final round.
Golf
July 24, 2021
Camilo Villegas hit from the rough on the 18th hole during the 3M Open on Saturday. Villegas made bogey; other golfers weren’t so lucky.

Day 3 at the 3M Open: Notes, quotes and anecdotes

The 18th hole played to the highest par-5 average to par on the PGA Tour this season.
Golf
July 24, 2021
Keith Mitchell missed his putt at the 18th hole during the third round of the 3M Open. He had birdied seven of the previous eight holes.

Mitchell's birdie streak at 3M Open ties PGA Tour record

Keith Mitchell made seven birdies in a row to begin his third round at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, a mark just three other PGA Tour players have reached.
Golf
July 24, 2021
Rickie Fowler waited to putt at the 10th hole during the third round of the 3M Open on Saturday.

Reusse: Changes made TPC Twin Cities tough enough for the PGA Tour

The course in Blaine gave up low scores when the seniors played there, but the new challenge has been seen in the 3M Open.
Golf
July 24, 2021
Grayson Murray celebrates after making a putt for birdie on the 14th green during the final round of the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

After withdrawing from 3M Open, Murray tweets PGA Tour is 'absolutely awful'

Hours after pulling out of the tournament in Blaine citing a knee injury, Grayson Murray took to his verified Twitter account to bash the PGA Tour saying it does not help players.
Golf
July 24, 2021
Fans lined up along the ninth fairway during Friday’s second round of the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities.

3M Open third-round tee times

Because of weather concerns, golfers will tee off in groups of three from the first and 10th tee on Saturday at TPC Twin Cities.
Golf
July 23, 2021
Adam Hadwin made a putt at the ninth hole Friday at the 3M Open.

Canada's Adam Hadwin is 3M Open's 36-hole co-leader two years after he nearly won in Blaine

World No. 2-ranked Dustin Johnson missed the 36-hole cut. Sixteen players are within three shots of co-leaders Hadwin and Ryan Armour.
Golf
July 23, 2021
Dustin Johnson hit his second chip shot out of the bunker just off the ninth green at TPC Twin Cities on Friday. The world’s No. 2 golfer missed the

Day 2 at the 3M Open: Notes, quotes and anecdotes

Looking for Dustin Johnson this weekend? Don't bother looking at TPC Twin Cities.
Golf
July 23, 2021
Fans on the 9th hole clapped after a successful putt during the first round of the 3M Open in Blaine. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com

Golf and soccer tournaments are like Black Friday for Blaine businesses

The big events are back to boost the economy in the north metro.
Golf
July 23, 2021
Louis Oosthuizen chipped on to the ninth green Friday at the 3M Open.

Kuchar, Fowler fondly recall 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

All four of the U.S. men's golf Olympians from 2016 played this week at the 3M Open in Blaine.
Sports
July 23, 2021
Rickie Fowler adjusted his sunglasses Friday at the 3M Open at the TPC Twin Cities.

Reusse: Big names needed to pull the weight at 3M Open

The life that even a handful of big names can put into a tournament was demonstrated early on Friday afternoon in Blaine.
Golf
July 23, 2021
Chez Reavie sinks a putt on the 18th green to end his second round at 9-under-par after two days.

Four-way tie for lead midway through second round of 3M Open

If the morning wave is any indication, players the rest of Friday are going to enjoy a birdie-fest at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine.
Golf
July 22, 2021
Troy Merritt lines up a shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the 3M Open golf tournament, Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Blaine, Minn. (Carlos

Fowler, Vegas and Merritt tie for 3M Open first-round lead

On the verge of missing the FedExCup playoffs for the first time, Rickie Fowler's bogey-free round equaled Troy Merritt and Jhonattan Vegas at 64.
Golf
July 22, 2021

Friday's 3M Open tee times

Former Minnesotan Troy Merritt, one of three tied for the lead after the first round, goes off the 10th tee at 12:55 p.m.
Sports
July 22, 2021

3M Open: Thursday's first round

The 3M Open began play at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine on Thursday.
Golf
July 22, 2021
Kjetil Borch of Norway competes during the men’s rowing single sculls heat at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP

3M Open first-round scores

Rickie Fowler, Troy Merritt and Jhonattan Vegas were tied after shooting first-round 64s.
Golf
July 22, 2021
Adam Schenk watched his tee shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the 3M Open in Blaine.

Opening day at the 3M Open: Notes, quotes and anecdotes

Adam Schenk was among those players who can't complain at all after the first round.
Golf
July 22, 2021
Fans gathered in a tunnel during a weather delay during the first round of the 3M Open in Blaine.

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Stricker scouts, plays at 3M Open

Steve Stricker has six captain's picks to make before September's Ryder Cup.
Golf
July 22, 2021
A weather delay was announced during Thursday’s first round of the 3M Open in Blaine.

3M Open resumes in Blaine with low scores following lightning delay

Scott Stallings, a three-time PGA Tour winner, made three birdies in a row on holes 5-7 then rolled in four more on Nos. 10-13 and led the field at 8-under through 17 holes.
Golf
July 22, 2021
A scene at the 12th hole at Hiawatha Golf Course. The Minneapolis Park Board rejected a $43 million redesign of the Hiawatha Golf Course for a second

Park Board kills Hiawatha Golf Course redesign plan again, renames clubhouse

The course is home turf for many Twin Cities Black golfers. It's also plagued by water problems.
Golf
July 21, 2021

Hitchner wins State Amateur golf title

Derek Hitchner shot a 4-under-par 68 in the closing round to win the 118th Minnesota State Amateur by one stroke at Rush Creek Golf Club.
Golf
July 21, 2021
Louis Oosthuizen shook hands with players after a Wednesday morning pro-am at the 3M Open in Blaine.

Oosthuizen plays 3M Open after another major title eludes him

One of eight men who have finished runner-up in all four majors, 2010 British Open champ Louis Oosthuizen is in Blaine this week.