It is not surprising to see that Brooks Koepka is the top favourite this week at the 3M Open which will start at Minnesota on Thursday. Having said that, the tournament is competitive, and the American multiple Major winner will face some notable adversaries.
3M Open Tips
The 3M Open is a new event on the PGA Tour. This means we might see a potential birdie-fest with low-scoring to be the order of the day. Koepka tends to like long courses and this one might be a bit short for him. Even considering this aspect, the 8/1 offered by Betfred is worth a shot as the 3M Open is missing are some top golfing stars.
It could be his Day!
Our choice though it is for Australian Jason Day. The reason is that he has been in very good form recently. He was able to reach the top-10 in the Masters at Augusta. If he will be on a good day, it looks a valuable option at 11/1 with Betfred to win this trophy for the first time in history.
Day can be consistent over the four days, and this event looks tailor-made for his skills. We are backing him to win the 3M Open which will take place at Twin Cities golf course.
Japanese superstar looks valuable
Another player worthy of consideration is Japanese superstar Hideki Matsuyama. Although he hasn’t won any tournament yet this year, he has recorded a series of top 10 finishes and has generally been playing well. Matsuyama is at 11/1 with BetVictor to finish in the places and that looks value.
If you are looking elsewhere, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed are both interesting at 14/1 with 888 Sport and 25/1 with William Hill. Considering their form they have what it takes to get in a good position in the leaderboard.
Keep an eye on Rory Sabbatini and Doc Redman
A long odds opportunity with many betting sites is Rory Sabbatini. He is at 40/1 with 888Sport. Sabbatini comes into this tournament at the back of a top performance last week when he finished in third place. He could well keep the momentum going in Minnesota.
Others 3M Open Tips
Another one to look at is Doc Redman. He was impressive last weekend when ending runner-up to Nate Lashley. He is undoubtedly overpriced at 125/1 with bet365 and considering that some bookmakers are offering seven places he could well sneak into the frame.