FanDuel Fantasy Golf Picks for the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities
Collin Morikawa put on an impressive performance at the Open Championship to hold off Jordan Spieth and the rest of the world's top golfers. With all of the majors done for the season, the PGA Tour is now preparing for the 3M Open. The field is a bit lighter than normal coming off a major, but there are still a handful of elite players teeing it up in Minnesota this week.
With that in mind, let's take a look at three players to target for your fantasy team this week.
3M Open Fantasy
Louis Oosthuizen came up short at the Open Championship on Sunday, but he is still playing golf as good as anyone in the world right now. He has six top-10 finishes in his last seven starts and seven consecutive top-20 finishes. Of those six, three were top-3 finishes. This week, he gets a weaker field and the momentum of almost two months of fantastic golf. He has never played here before as a pro, and he might not hit the ball the longest on tour, but he's been phenomenal in every other aspect of his game. He ranks No. 10 in Strokes Gained (SG): Around-The-Green, No. 1 in SG: Putting and No. 2 in SG: Total. So even if his lack of distance gives him a slight disadvantage over others, he more than makes up for it as he gets closer to the green, and his recent form proves that.
Tony Finau was coming off back-to-back missed cuts before putting up a solid T-15 performance at the Open Championship. Finau's distance off the tee (33rd on tour) should be a big advantage here. He showed that it can be last year when he finished T-3 at this same event. However, Finau has shown this season he can excel everywhere on the course, currently ranking No. 7 in SG: Around-The-Green and No. 10 in SG: Tee-To-Green.
Just like Finau, Grillo broke a streak of missed cuts with an impressive showing at the Open Championship, grabbing a T-12 against the world's toughest competition. And similar to Finau, Grillo finished T-3 in this event last season. Against a much weaker field, Grillo should be able to rise his momentum to another solid finish. Despite not being the longest hitter off the tee, Grillo maintains a No. 5 ranking in Greens in Regulation this season. His ball striking has been wonderful this year, further proved with his No. 12 ranking in SG: Approach The Green.
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