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With solely two occasions remaining earlier than the beginning of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, some marquee names have traveled to Minnesota for this week’s 3M Open in a late push to climb the standings.
The occasion begins Thursday at TPC Twin Cities, and our golf consultants present key match notes together with theirfavorite prop picks and finest bets to win this week.
Location: Blaine, Minn., July 27-30
Course: TPC Twin Cities (Par 71, 7,431 yards)
Purse: $7.8M (Winner: $1.404M)
Defending Champion: Tony Finau
FedEx Cup chief: Jon Rahm
HOW TO FOLLOW
TV: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (CBS)
Streaming (ESPN): Thursday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m. ET; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
–Sahith Theegala to Beat Justin Thomas (-105 at DraftKings): Both gamers made the cross-Atlantic flight after lacking the reduce at The Open. Theegala additionally did not make the weekend on the Scottish Open, however it’s comprehensible for a younger participant to wrestle on hyperlinks programs. Before that, Theegala had made 20 consecutive cuts. Thomas is in a legit stoop, having missed 4 of his previous six cuts, together with towards a modest discipline on the Rocket Mortgage Classic the final time he added an occasion in an try to enhance his FedEx Cup place.
–Eric Cole to Finish Top 20 (200 at BetMGM): Cole did not qualify for The Open, however he does have 5 top-20s this 12 months. The most up-to-date of these was a T6 on the RBC Canadian Open. He has loved a stable rookie season, having been in rivalry over the weekend a number of occasions. Cole completed T15 on the PGA Championship and a decent T39 on the U.S. Open, so he ought to fare properly towards a softer discipline.
–Justin Suh to Beat Mark Hubbard Round 1 (-105 at DraftKings): Suh has quietly put collectively a superb season, together with seven consecutive made cuts. His identify has popped up on the entrance web page of the leaderboard a number of occasions, though he has struggled to place collectively 4 consecutive robust rounds. Hubbard has additionally flashed, together with a T6 and T10 in his previous two begins following a pair of missed cuts. We like Suh’s consistency, together with a T27 on the U.S. Open after opening with consecutive 69s.
2023 Prop Picks Record: 33-44-2
–Cameron Young (1400 at BetMGM) is the top-ranked participant within the discipline at No. 15 and is coming off a T8 at The Open, his second consecutive top-10. He is the highest-ranked participant on this planet but to win on the PGA Tour. He’s additionally the ebook’s third largest legal responsibility this week, having drawn 7.4 p.c of the outright winner bets and 9.3 p.c of the cash regardless of being the pre-tournament favourite.
–Tony Finau (1600) has the second-highest rating within the discipline, however he has missed three of his previous 5 cuts and would not have a top-20 in seven begins since successful in Mexico. Finau’s odds lengthened from being the co-favorite at 1400 on Tuesday.
–Sungjae Im (1600) quietly posted a T20 at Royal Liverpool and completed T2 right here behind Finau final 12 months. His odds have shortened since opening at 1800.
–Hideki Matsuyama (1800) is among the many pre-tournament favorites at DraftKings, the place he’s being supplied at 1600. Matsuyama has sandwiched a pair of T13s round a missed reduce on the Rocket Mortgage Classic in his previous three begins. However, the Japanese star hasn’t gained for the reason that Sony Open in January 2022.
–Sepp Straka (2500) is a career-high No. 25 on this planet after successful the John Deere Classic and tying for second at The Open in his previous two begins. He opened at 2800 however is the ebook’s largest legal responsibility this week as Straka leads the sphere with 8.3 p.c the bets and 13.2 p.c of the cash backing him.
–Emiliano Grillo (2500) additionally tied for second ultimately 12 months’s 3M. He additionally gained the Charles Schwab Challenge earlier this 12 months and held a share of the first-round lead final week earlier than tying for sixth. Grillo is third with 8.3 p.c of the cash backing him to win.
–Justin Thomas (2500) cannot be discounted regardless of his ongoing struggles. He did end T9 on the Travelers and confirmed some strides with an even-par 71 within the second spherical of The Open.
–Ludvig Aberg (2500) makes his sixth begin since turning professional after ending first within the 2023 PGA Tour University. The former Texas Tech star’s finest outcome so far is a T4 on the John Deere Classic, and Aberg is the second largest legal responsibility this week, having drawn 5.3 p.c of the full bets.
–The prime 70 gamers within the FedEx Cup standings qualify for the primary leg of the playoffs. Thomas is on this week’s discipline as he presently sits seventy fifth within the standings and is making an attempt to keep away from lacking the playoffs for the primary time in his ninth 12 months on tour. No. 90 Gary Woodland and No. 118 Billy Horschel are among the many different notable names within the discipline.
–Finau is making his second begin as a defending champion this week. He missed the reduce in his protection on the Rocket Mortgage Classic final month. Finau is making an attempt to develop into the fourth participant to efficiently defend a title this season, and would be a part of Max Homa, Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler.
–Patrick Rodgers (4500 at BetMGM) is coming off a playoff loss to Akshay Bhatia on the Barracuda Championship. Rodgers has made 219 begins since becoming a member of the PGA Tour for the 2015-16 season, probably the most of any participant throughout that span with out a win.
–Paul Haley II (75000) is enjoying on tour for the eighth consecutive week, the longest energetic streak within the discipline. He’s 132nd within the standings.
–Field Level Media