As golf gets ready for its fourth and final major with the Open Championship on July 18, players will be teeing it up in preparation at the 3M Open as one of the final tune-up weeks before the big event across the pond.
With a field that is understandably not as loaded as usual, let's take a look at some golfers to watch out for when building your fantasy lineups for this week's tournament.
In a weaker field, this could be Jason Day's chance to get his first win of the year. At one of the longer courses on tour (7,468 yards), Day's big driver could be a huge help to him this weekend, as he ranks 33rd on tour in driving distance. Despite not yet earning a win this season, Day still ranks 12th in both birdie average and scoring average.
The youngster is really starting to gain some steam the last few weeks, after finishing 12th at the U.S. Open (his best career finish), he followed it up with a 13th-place finish at the Rocket Mortgage Classic last week. He should be feeling it coming into this tournament too, considering he carded an impressive 64 on Sunday of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on his way to a four-day total of 15-under.
Bryson DeChambeau already has one win on the season and four top-10 finishes. He might not be the longest hitter on tour, but he has been pretty accurate with his driver this season, ranking 36th on tour in driver accuracy. Much like Day, DeChambeau could also take advantage of this lesser field.
This is likely a name that not many people think of when considering the PGA's top talent these days, but Rory Sabbatini has quietly been tearing it up lately. Sabbatini's T-3 finish in Detroit capped off a run of four top-6 finishes in his last seven starts and his seventh top-25 finish over the last 12 weeks overall. He's been a model of consistency and this week could prove no different.
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