Round 1 of the 3M Open 2021 Golf takes place Thursday from TPC Twin Cities. Michael Thompson defends against a field that includes Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, 2019 3M winner Matthew Wolff, Louis Oosthuizen, Tony Finau, and plenty of other PGA TOUR stars.
The 3M Open takes place this week in Minnesota at TPC Twin Cities. Sandwiched between the Open Championship and 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the field is surprisingly better than expected, with Dustin Johnson (+700), Louis Oosthuizen (+1100), and Tony Finau (+1400) playing this week.
This week will be the third year the course will play host, and we should expect scoring to be similar. The average winning score is 20-under, and the average winning odds is +15000, with Matthew Wolff winning at +17500 in 2019 and Michael Thompson winning last season at +12500.
How to watch the PGA Tour: 3M Open online for free today
After a lively Memorial Tournament earlier this month, in which Spaniard Jon Rahm beat out Rory McIlroy for the world No. 1 spot, it’s safe to say that the summer PGA Tour is heating up.
Although neither Rahm nor McIlroy will be competing in the 3M Open today, last year’s winner Matthew Wolff will be stepping back onto the green alongside Tommy Fleetwood — who is making his first PGA return since March with his 3M Open debut.
With so many veterans and fresh faces up against one another, this tournament is sure to deliver some memorable moments. Here’s how to watch the PGA Tour: 3M Open online today.
- Date: July 23 – July 26
- Location: Blaine, Minnesota
- Course: TPC Twin Cities
- Purse: $6,600,000
Previewing 3M Open Round 1
One of the biggest names to look out for during Thursday’s opening round is four-time major champion Brooks Koepka. Koepka is unhappy with his recent play and is gunning for a return to form this week.
Koepka’s grouping will headline the morning wave of tee times beginning at 8:20 a.m. ET which also features Keith Mitchell and Charles Howell III. One of Koepka’s prime challengers on Thursday will be his good friend Dustin Johnson.
DJ recently passed Koepka in the Official World Golf Ranking, and he’s coming off a victory just a few weeks ago at the Travelers Championship. He’ll watch Koepka play his first two shots on TPC Twin Cities’ 10th hole before following suit at 8:30 a.m. ET alalongside Tony Finau and Tommy Fleetwood.
As for the afternoon wave in the first round, look no further than defending champion Matthew Wolff. Wolff won 2019 3M Open as a 20-year-old sponsor’s exemption and he’ll take what he’s learned over the past year on Tour to attempt a Minnesota repeat. He begins Round 1 at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Here’s all the information you need to watch Thursday’s first round of 2020 3M Open on TV or stream it online.
How to watch 3M Open Round 1 on TV
Golf Channel will televise the action during the first round of the 2021 3M Open. They will air four hours of coverage from 2:30-6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday.
How to stream 3M Open Round 1 online
With a cable TV subscription, watching the opening round of 2021 3M Open online will be easy. You can catch the full first-round Golf Channel broadcast on golfchannel.com. Fans can also view Featured Group coverage of the opening round all day Thursday via PGA Tour Live, though you will need an account to access the stream.
Men’s major season has come and gone, putting the full attention back on the PGA Tour, where the boys are teeing it up in Blaine, Minnesota, this week at TPC Twin Cities for the 3M Open.
Michael Thompson won last year by two strokes over Adam Long. Both Wolff and Thompson are back this year, alongside No. 2 Dustin Johnson and No. 18 Patrick Reed, the only top-20 players in the field in the Golfweek/Sagarin ranking.
How to watch PGA Tour: 3M Open online in the U.S
The cheapest and simplest way to watch the PGA Tour: 3M Open online is through the Hulu + Live TV subscription. The cable alternative offers over 60 channels’ worth of content both for live streaming and on-demand viewing.
Luckily for golf fans looking for a quick fix, the plan offers a one-week free trial period that is easily cancellable at the week’s end. For those looking to invest in a subscription service that doubles as a viable cable alternative, choosing to continue the Hulu + Live TV plan and tune into programs like the PGA Tour: 3M Open costs $55 per month.
Alternatively, Hulu also offers subscription packages for customers who are looking for a monthly plan without live TV streaming. To gain access to just Hulu’s content library of popular movie and TV titles, you can pay $6 per month for streaming with ads or $12 per month for ad-free streaming.
Aside from Hulu, two of the major TV networks also offer packages that allow for at-home live streaming of today’s PGA Tour: 3M Open.
2021 3M Open tee times for Round 1 (ET)
Tee No. 1
7:50 a.m. – Scott Brown, Seamus Power, Henrik Norlander
8:00 a.m. – Brian Harman, Bill Haas, George McNeill
8:10 a.m. – Alex Cejka, Hunter Mahan, Matthew NeSmith
8:20 a.m. – Andrew Putnam, Aaron Wise, Luke Donald
8:30 a.m. – Martin Trainer, Adam Long, Si Woo Kim
8:40 a.m. – Scott Piercy, Jason Dufner, Ryan Moore
8:50 a.m. – Scott Stallings, Brendon de Jonge, Cameron Percy
9:00 a.m. – Chad Campbell, Josh Teater, Talor Gooch
9:10 a.m. – Sangmoon Bae, Jamie Lovemark, Sam Ryder
9:20 a.m. – John Senden, Nick Watney, Rafa Cabrera Bello
9:30 a.m. – Peter Uihlein, Rhein Gibson, Peter Kuest
9:40 a.m. – Rob Oppenheim, Vincent Whaley, Matthias Schwab
9:50 a.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Harris English, Denny McCarthy
1:00 p.m. – Peter Malnati, Cameron Tringale, Ryan Blaum
1:10 p.m. – K.J. Choi, Richy Werenski, Bernd Wiesberger
1:20 p.m. – Vaughn Taylor, Bo Van Pelt, Bronson Burgoon
1:30 p.m. – Matthew Wolff, Max Homa, Branden Grace
1:40 p.m. – Paul Casey, Bubba Watson, Pat Perez
1:50 p.m. – Brice Garnett, Russell Knox, Stewart Cink
2:00 p.m. – Robert Garrigus, Rich Beem, Roberto Castro
2:10 p.m. – Jhonattan Vegas, Charley Hoffman, Charl Schwartzel
2:20 p.m. – Aaron Baddeley, Chris Kirk, Parker McLachlin
2:30 p.m. – J.J. Spaun, Tim Wilkinson, Wyndham Clark
2:40 p.m. – Bo Hoag, Kristoffer Ventura, Michael Gligic
2:50 p.m. – Joseph Bramlett, Ben Taylor, Chase Koepka
3:00 p.m. – Tom Lewis, Nelson Ledesma, Angus Flanagan