The PGA Tour debuts a brand new event for the second time in as many weeks.  The players travel from Detroit, Michigan to Blaine, Minnesota for the inaugural 3M Open.  This course may be new to these PGA Tour players but from 2001-2018 TPC Twin Cities hosted the PGA Tour Champions.  We should see fireworks in the form of low scores on this Independence Day weekend.  We know that the Champions league plays only 54-holes, despite that fact, five-times the winner reached 20 under or lower, including the last two.  This course features three driveable par 4s, yes I said three!  We need birdie makers this week. 

Now, these tournament officials did not want to see these players make a mockery of the course, so they brought in a native son to help spruce up the place and get it up to current PGA  Tour standards.  Former number one player in the world, with 35 professional victories and a major win under his belt, Tom Lehman was tasked with making the course more challenging for these young stars.  It's funny, just about the only thing he didn't mess with were the bentgrass greens.  He planted trees, narrowed the fairways, let the rough grow out to three and a half inches, bunkers were modernized and all new tees were built.  The course was lengthened 354 yards to top out at 7,468 yards total.  

We will see typical summertime conditions which means rain and thunderstorms cannot be ruled out throughout the event.  There does not appear to be much in terms of wind which will make this course play even easier for these players.  

Lets take a look at the playbook ...