3M and the PGA Tour announced Monday they will bring an official PGA Tour event to the Twin Cities in 2019. Dates for the 3M Open will be announced in the coming weeks as the 2018-19 schedule is set.
"Tiger doesn't play a lot of events, but I think we would have a good shot at him", Cavner said of bringing him back to Minnesota, where he played two PGA Championships at Hazeltine, finishing tied for fourth in 2002 and second in 2009. It's had a Ryder Cup and Final Fours and the Super Bowl. "We are excited about this move to May".
"The Twin Cities deserves this", Lehman, a five-time PGA Tour victor and course co-designer, told the Star-Tribune. The event will be called the 3M Open, officials announced on Monday. "We know the players will want to come here and play", he said, noting representatives for several players - notably Rory McIlroy - had already contacted him to congratulate him on landing the event.
Tickets to the 3M Open will not be free as was custom at the 3M Championship.
It will play between 7,400 and 7,600 yards for the PGA Tour event; plans are to add "six to 10" new tee boxes to add "300 to 600 yards" to the course over the next couple of years.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to build on the success we've had", said Paul Keel, a 3M senior vice president. Together, over the past 25 years, the 3M Championship has raised more than $26 million for Minnesotans and their families to lead healthier, fuller lives. Cavner is a member at Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, where Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and a handful of other PGA Tour stars hang out and play.
The Ryder Cup - run by the PGA of America, not the PGA Tour, played at Hazeltine in 2016.
Hosted by the nonprofit 3M Open Fund, the seven-year deal will bring the world's top golfers to TPC Twin Cities in Blaine for a new FedExCup Season event, the 3M Open, beginning next summer. As the tournament transitions to the 3M Open, the 3M Open Fund will donate all the proceeds from the tournament to local organizations. "This is a true win for Minnesota".