2021 3M Open Betting Preview/Player Props
The upcoming PGA Tour event is being showcased in Minnesota for the 3M Open. Many golfers have decided to sit out, while others are up for the challenge.
Indeed, seven of the top 40 holders are competing this time around. All eyes will be on Dustin Johnson, as he is at the top of the rankings, to perform well here.
- Date: Jul 22–25, 2021
- Course: TPC Twin Cities
- Watch on: GOLF, CBS
As mentioned above, there are not a lot of top-ranked golfers for this event. The matchups will be interesting to see who can outperform one another, especially with a mix of talent throughout the board.
The course they are competing on was designed by Arnold Palmer and is in excellent shape. With that being said, bunkers are everywhere and are aplenty, so players will need to keep shots accurate.
Head to Head Matchup to Watch
Louis Oosthuizen (-22.572) and Dustin Johnson (-26.809) make a great duo for this event. Johnson, of course, is a top-ranked player that should receive a lot of attention.
Oosthuizen, on the other hand, is right outside the top 10 with a ranking of 13. He will be a competitive matchup to face off against anyone.
Dunkel Index For This Event
The Dunkel Index is showing these top 10 golfers that could win this event. The following ten are:
- Louis Oosthuizen -22.572
- Seamus Power -26.808
- Dustin Johnson -26.809
- Robert MacIntyre -26.890
- Sergio Garcia -28.904
- Bria Harman -29.591
- Charl Schwartzel -29.602
- Hank Lebioda -29.774
- Bubba Watson -30.968
- Cameron Tringale -31.417
*index is subject to changes
Golfers That Could Win
Hank Lebioda (-29.774) could be a steal for this event, especially if he can place in the top 10. Out of his last seven events, he has five top 20 placings.
Looking at his last three tournaments, he has a fourth-place finish along with a third and an eighth. On top of that, he was second in putting and third in strokes gained for those events.
Louis Oosthuizen (-22.572) has some attractive odds for his position. There is not really a lot separating Johnson and him to claim the top sports here.
Being the 13th ranked golfer in the world, he has a great opportunity to take hold of this event. His most recent performances have shown he has some momentum coming into this one.
Potential Winning Pick
Dustin Johnson (-26.809) withdrew after 18 holes last year, and it was apparent that his game was not where it needed to be. This will change this time around.
After being a top-ranked golfer, disappointing results like these do not happen very often. It is time for him to respond and play like one of the best golfers in the world. Look for him to show up for this one.
Top 10 Finish: Louis Oosthuizen (+163)
Another major and another Top 10 finish for the 38-year-old South African. While much has been made of his inability to win the big ones, it only overshadows the fact that he is consistently on the leaderboard when the stakes are highest.
He’s also played well when the pressure isn’t as intense. Oosthuizen finished tied for 6th at the Workday Championship, 2nd at the Zurich Classic and tied for 8th at the Valspar.
Rated No. 1 in this week’s Dunkel Index, we’ll go with Oosthuizen (+163) to be on the leaderboard again this weekend and finish in the Top 10.
Top 20 Finish: Charl Schwartzel (+225)
The South African took almost a month off from the Tour following his tie for 19th at the US Open and returned last week at the Barbasol Championship, where he finished tied for 26th.
When he’s played, Schwartzel has been competitive. He had a stretch in April and May where he finished in the Top 20 in three of four tournaments, including a 2nd at the Zurich Classic and tie for 3rd at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Rated No. 7 in this week’s Dunkel Index, we like Schwartzel to put together another strong effort at TPC Twin Cities and finish in the Top 20.
Top 30 Finish: Hank Lebioda (+138)
The British Open interrupted what had been a sizzling turnaround for Lebioda. After missing the cut in three of his previous four tournaments, the FSU alum put together a stretch of seven straight tournaments where he made the cut.
The last three saw him finish in the Top 10, including an 8th place finish in his most recent tournament, the John Deere Classic.
Rated No. 8 in this week’s Dunkel Index, we’ll take Lebioda (+138) to pick up where he left off and finish in the Top 30.
Top 40 Finish: Bubba Watson (-136)
The two-time Masters champion was forced to withdraw from the British Open because of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
It was unfortunate timing for Watson as he was playing some of his best golf of the season following a tie for 6th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. He’s finished in the Top 20 in 5 of his last 8 starts.
Rated No. 9 in this week’s Dunkel Index, we’ll go with Watson to stay hot in his return and finish in the Top 40.
Overall, this should be a close and exciting tournament. Also, make sure you keep up with your latest PGA news coverage and betting pick previews at The Dunkel Index.