Jason Day is in solid form for this inaugural Twin Cities event
The 2019 3M Open is set for July 4-7 at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine Minn. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here's what our best 2019 3M Open lineup looks like:
Jason Day ($10,900)
On a vulnerable track that promises low-scoring fireworks for the Fourth, J-Day looks primed to explode. He's flown under the radar thanks to a winless drought that has reached 14 months, but solid finishes pepper his recent resume — five top-8 finishes since January, including a T8 at the Travelers in his most recent outing. He's 10th in SG: Off-the-Tee, 13th in SG: Putting, 12th in SG: Total and first in the hearts of his fantasy countrymen this week.
Keegan Bradley ($8,800)
This may be our recency bias talking, but Keegan caught our attention with a 65-66-69-67 showing at the Travelers to finish T2, as the broomstick finally found paydirt with a little more frequency. He's 4th in SG: Approach the Green, so if his putting is merely average, his ball striking can take him deep into weekend contention. A caveat: This guy is, shall we say, volatile, so buyer beware.
Scott Piercy ($8,200)
Based on a scorching two-tournament span in the spring when he finished T3-T2, Piercy can pop at any time. He arrives rested after a couple of weeks off, and he finds a course that can be had — three drivable par-4s on a track that yielded microscopic scores to the geriatrics during the Champions Tour's 18-year run in the Twin Cities. The 40-year-old Piercy should feel right at home this week.
Mackenzie Hughes ($7,400)
Our under-the-radar theme continues with Hughes, who arrives with three top-21 finishes in his last four tournaments, including a T8 at the Charles Schwab in late May and a T21 at the Rocket Mortgage, where he fired a final-round 67. The Ontario native is still basking in the afterglow of the Raptors' NBA Championship, for whatever that's worth.
Keith Mitchell ($7,400)
His recent form doesn't get the heart racing, but you don't have to go back very far to find some stellar results — namely, a win at the Honda and a T8 at the Wells Fargo. Mitchell's an aggressive player with the driver — he's 7th in SG: Off-the-Tee — and a solid week in the tee box could propel him up the leaderboard on a course with reachable par 4s and 5s.
Doc Redman ($7,200)
It's been a whirlwind for the 21-year-old Redman, who flew to Detroit Sunday before last, shot 62 in the Monday qualifier for the Rocket Mortgage, and then finished solo second. To the runner-up go the spoils — a spot in this week's 3M, not to mention a slot at the British Open in a couple of weeks. It's an unlikely feel-good story, and worth a fantasy flier.