Will British Open Leaders Run Away With 3M Open?

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BetMGM Aug 04, 2021, 1:36 PM

Louis Oosthuizen (+1400) was across an ocean a week ago, as was Dustin Johnson (+750), but the two top-10 finishers at The Open in England will be battling it out in Minnesota a few days later. The PGA betting odds indicate that an Oosthuizen-vs.-Johnson battle is in the works.

The 3M Open begins Thursday in the town of Blaine in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area. While some of the more prominent names of PGA golf will take the weekend off, some of the big names will take a shot at winning a title this weekend. The PGA golf betting favors the two top-10 finishers mentioned above at The Open, but several other top candidates could upset it all.

But who could disrupt all of the above?

Tony Finau (+1400): While Finau may only have one PGA career win to his credit, he’s finished in the top five of all four majors. He tied for fourth in the PGA Championship in 2020, took third in The Open in 2019, and placed fifth in the Masters and U.S. Open in 2018 and 2019, respectively. He’s razor-thin close to making a splash with a big-time win in 2021.

Patrick Reed (+1800): This 30-year-old out of Texas is probably one of the biggest sleepers on the circuit. He’s won nine tournaments on the PGA Tour and captured the 2018 Masters. Reed took second in the 2017 PGA Championship and fourth in the 2018 U.S. Open. He has two top-10 performances in the past two Masters (2021 and Covid-19 postponed 2020,) and seems primed to do something big. Reed may have missed the cut last week at The Open, but he continues to impress overall.

Other threats to mention:

Sergio Garcia (+3000): Garcia is 41 years old and has won the Masters (2017,) taken second in the PGA Championship (1999 and 2008,) third at the U.S. Open (2005), and also two runner-up finishes at The Open (2007 and 2014). He’s good – nobody disputes that. With 36 professional wins, there’s a reason Garcia’s always considered a threat.

Bubba Watson (+3000): Watson has won two Masters, took second at the PGA Championship in 2010, and a top five at the U.S. Open in 2007. It’s been a while since the 42-year-old has done big things, but it wouldn’t be unprecedented if he did. Could Watson figure into the equation this weekend? 

Answer: Yes, of course he could.

Key Names – 3M Open Odds

ODDS LEADERSODDS (JULY 19)OWGR RANKING
Dustin Johnson+7502nd
Louis Oosthuizen+14009th
Tony Finau+140019th
Patrick Reed+180013th
Matthew Wolff+300038th
Sergio Garcia+300052nd
Bubba Watson+300056th
Cameron Tringale+300077th
OTHER NOTABLESODDS (JULY 19)OWGR RANKING
Keegan Bradley+400080th
Stewart Cink+500042nd
Charl Schwartzel+500099nd
Rickie Fowler+5000104th
Charles Howell III+5000159th
Brandt Snedeker+6600132nd

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