In its inaugural running, the PGA Tour welcomes in a new tournament to the annual fold with the 3M Open. Despite one of the weaker fields the PGA Tour will put together this year, there’s still elite talent to keep an eye on in the field. With studs like Brooks Koepka and Jason Day plus fan favorites like Phil Mickelson in the fold, who should you expect to make a run for the winner’s share of $1.152 million at TPC Twin Cities? For a deep dive into the top favorites, golf betting odds, value bets, course form and more, then read on for our 3M Open betting preview.
*Odds provided by Bovada as of 7/3/19
The Odds-On Favorite: Brooks Koepka (+700)
Occupying a spot that’s become rather familiar and expected for him, Brooks Koepka enters the 3M Open as the odds-on favorite at the betting window. We’ve told you to fade Koepka in non-majors in previous weeks which has worked out rather nicely given his penchant to “only win majors.” His rise to becoming the world’s top-ranked player and winner of four of the last eight majors is well documented and remarkable, but for a player of his caliber, Koepka’s sights could be set on the Open Championship which is just a few weeks in the distance. While he’s the betting favorite again, there may be no better player to bet against winning it all this week than Koepka.
The Aussie: Jason Day (+1100)
Trailing only the aforementioned Brooks Koepka as well as Hideki Matsuyama (+900) for the top odds to win the 3M Open on Bovada, Jason Day slots in nicely with the third-best odds ahead of this weekend’s tourney. Day finished T8 at -10 for the Travelers Championship two weeks back, Day will be paired with Matsuyama and Corey Conners as one of the featured groups for this inaugural tournament. Day hasn’t won on the PGA TOUR in about 14 months’ time, with his last win coming at the Wells Fargo Championship in May 2018. Fresh off of leading the field in greens in regulation which resulted in his sixth top-10 of the year, J-Day feels like a name that should see plenty of action heading into Thursday.
The Elite American: Bryson DeChambeau (+1400)
Also finishing at -10 for the Travelers Championship, Bryson DeChambeau has been in a better run of form of late. Following three straight missed cuts including at the PGA Championship, the 25-year-old has gone T22, T35, T8 since. DeChambeau won in his first start of 2018-19 at the Shriners Open back in November but has had some checkered results since. That aforementioned T8 finish two weeks ago at the Travelers was his first top-10 in his last 11 tournaments. The No. 8 player in the world this week, DeChambeau is the second-highest rated player in the field and will garner his fair share of support this week with the fourth-best odds on the board.
The Lovable Longshot: Phil Mickelson (+4200)
Everyone’s favorite golfer on social media, Phil Mickelson finds himself tied for the 10th best odds this week at the inaugural 3M Open. Phil’s been in poor form since a T18 finish at the Masters, going CUT, T71, CUT, T52, CUT in his last five tourneys. Mickelson also hasn’t traditionally performed well ahead of the Open Championship, finishing CUT, 28, 64, 27, 20, and 65 the last six years in the event prior to him competing in the Open. While Lefty is sure to be hitting bombs, +4200 odds feel to be on name recognition alone. Bet with caution here o, but one way or another, you know it’s always going to be a wild ride with Phil the Thrill.
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