In Case You Missed It: 3M Open News

July 8, 2019

ICYMI: 3M Open News, A Superstar Toddler Golfer, and All the Golf News You Don’t Want to Miss

It’s been a busy 4th of July week! Let’s get you caught up on the big golf news that may have gotten past you.

3M Open News

What is the equivalent of a walk off home run in golf?  How about sinking a 26 foot eagle putt from the fringe to win by a stroke?

Congratulations to Matthew Wolfe on his first PGA Tour victory at the 3M Open. In his third professional start.  At 20 years old. (Golfweek)

Sam Saunders enjoyed a pretty impressive comeback at the 3M Open this week. (Golf Channel)

Here’s a look at how the prize money is paid out for each participant at the Inaugural 3M Open. (Golf Digest)

Mickelson had a rough start with seven penalty strokes on Thursday. (Golf Channel)

Bryson DeChambeau launched into the lead on Friday, thanks in part to his new putting trick. What’s the fix? He’s not telling . . .  (Golf Digest)

Koepka showed up at the 3M Open in the white Nikes he wore for his first Ryder Cup appearance. Then he gave them up to be auctioned off to benefit the Masonic Children’s Hospital and the Minnesota Minority Junior Golf Association. (Golfworld)

Big News in Golf

Tiger Woods came home to find his Masters trophy waiting for him. That is some beautiful hardware. (@TigerWoods)

Brandon Wu skipped his Stanford graduation to compete in the U.S. Open. He’s now qualified for his second straight major, earning his place at the British Open after finishing at nine under at Fairmont St. Andrews. (Golfworld)

Players in the European Challenge Tour’s D+D Real Challenge at the Penati Golf Resort in Slovakia found themselves up against the longest hole in professional golf. At 783 yards, this par 6 is a beast. See for yourself. (@Challenge_Tour)

This article is titled “13 Ways to Cheat at Golf and How Guilty You Should Feel About Them.” That’s really all you need to know. (

Here’s a breath-taking look at “the Augusta of Ireland.” (

There’s a new playoff format for this year’s Open Championship. (

Did you get caught up in the Twitter debate over that side-by-side picture of Tiger and Rory’s drives? The experts weigh in on what you can (and cannot) conclude about their swings. (

Check out this 2-year-old sinking putts like it’s nothing. (

Hot Golf Tips

You’re never too old to golf, especially with these great tips for senior golfers. (USGolfTV)

If you could use a little help on the green, here are some tips from one of golf’s greatest putters, Jason Day. (

You have a great drive, and have a real chance to get on in two.  Here’s a tip from Brooks Koepka to make that second shot matter. (Golf Digest)

Why We Love the Game

“I can honestly say golf saved my life.” We love this story about a wounded veteran who found recovery and joy through golf. (Golfworld)

“It’s a chance to bring all of Ireland together.” Check out this in-depth look at the Royal Portrush and what it means that the Open Champion has returned to the iconic course. (

Can Tiger Woods measure up to Hogan? Randall Mell considers both legends side-by-side. (Golf Channel)

This Week in Video Golf Tips

These 4 simple tips will do wonders for your putting technique. (USGolfTV)

Finally! Advice for chipping from the rough that actually works. (USGolfTV)

Start hitting high draws by making these simple changes at setup. (USGolfTV)

Who doesn’t want to add speed and distance to their driver? Todd Kolb shows you how. (USGolfTV)

The Latest in Golf Equipment

Can you blame a bad round on your clubs? Here are 10 golf equipment problems that could prevent you from playing to your full potential. (Golf Digest)

Some interesting tips on finding the right putter style for your putter stroke. (

That’s it for this week! We’ll see you back here next Monday for your next golf news roundup.

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