The 3M Open is set for July 22-25 at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup for the last tournament before the Olympic break.
Here's what our best 3M Open lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Dustin Johnson ($11,300)
After winning the 2020 FedExCup and then the fall edition of The Masters, DJ looked poised to live up to his talent and dominate the game. But golf is a fickle mistress. Once the calendar turned to 2021, something or someone turned off the spigot. Johnson has no wins on U.S. soil in this calendar year, with only four U.S. top 10s, and he missed the cut in two of 2021's four majors. The good news: He finished T8 in the Open Championship after a T19 at the U.S. Open, and he has an active streak of four straight top-25 finishes. He's 15th in the FedExCup standings, and another hot streak, of which he's perfectly capable, could get him another Cup. Time to do some points racing even if he doesn't win this week.
Rickie Fowler ($8,900)
Rickie's slow climb back to relevance began with a T8 at the PGA Championship, followed by a T11 at the Memorial. His momentum has stalled a bit, but there are signs of life nonetheless, typified by a final-round 65 at the Open Championship that harkened back to the old Rickie.
Luke List ($8,100)
Back-to-back top 5s at the Barbasol and the John Deere have List arriving as one of the hotter players in the field. His ball striking has been stellar — he's 10th in SG: Off-the-Tee and 22nd in SG: Tee-to-Green — and the weakest club in his bag (the putter) is showing signs of life.
Steve Stricker ($7,500)
Regular readers will know that we've been on the Stricker bandwagon a lot this season. (Maybe because we like to root for our fellow senior citizens.) He's made the cut in seven of nine PGA Tour starts this season, with a T4 at the Waste Management and a T13 at the Honda. The week after a major with its associated hangover gives a crafty veteran a chance to sneak onto the leaderboard.
Michael Thompson ($7,400)
Another week, another cheap defending champ. Thompson won the 2020 3M, his first win in seven years, thanks to an opening 64 and a steady hand all weekend. The win squeezed Thompson into the World top 100, but since then, it's been a struggle — only one top 10, a T5 at the American Express. Still, a 19-under 265 one year ago qualifies Thompson as a course horse.
Robby Shelton ($6,500)
Shuffling through the bargain bin, we stumbled across Shelton, who finished T3 at TPC Twin Cities a year ago, shooting 68-68-68-64. Not much has gone right for the former Bama golfer since then, but that's why he's in the bargain bin.