What: 16th of 25 events on the PGA Champions Tour 2015 schedule.
When: Practice rounds and pro-ams Monday-Thursday; 54-hole tournament Friday-Sunday. Monday’s pro-am begins at 1 p.m.
Where: TPC Twin Cities in Blaine (par 72).
Tickets: Free all week. The expo tent behind the No. 18 green and a family fun zone (Friday-Sunday) are also free.
Parking: Free (including shuttle service) at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport.
Purse: $1.75 million ($262,500 to the winner).
TV: Golf Channel (11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday; 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday).
Defending champion: Kenny Perry (23-under 193).
Tournament 54-hole record: 191 (25 under) by David Frost in 2010.
Tournament 18-hole record: 61 (by Frost in the final round of 2010).
Last year: Perry drained a 15-foot putt on the final hole to hold off Bernhard Langer by a stroke. Tied with Langer, who was a group ahead, Perry purposely hit his approach shot over the water on No. 18 into the grandstand, thus receiving a free drop to set up his winning up-and-down. “It’s one of my favorite golf courses with the great 17 and 18 finish, water all over and the go-for-broke par-5 at the end,” Perry said. “[Last year] was exciting, being able to beat Bernhard, the second time I’ve done that to him. I’ve been a little bit of a thorn in his side, but he’s gotten the best of all of us out here on the Champions Tour. He’s been a tough one to beat.” Langer, the 2009 and 2012 3M Championship winner, ran a string of five birdies in the first six holes on the back nine to get in contention for a third Twin Cities title.