3M Open R4

Michael Thompson holds his nerve to triumph in Minnesota

July 23-26
TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota
$6,600,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


3M Open 2020 R4 - Michael Thompson holds his nerve to triumph in Minnesota
Michael Thompson holds the trophy after winning the 3M Open (Andy Clayton-King/AP)

American Michael Thompson held off a late challenge from Adam Long to record a two-stroke win at the 3M Open in Minnesota.


Thompson had held a share of the lead heading into Sunday’s final round with Richy Werenski, two shots clear of South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel and Tony Finau.

It was Long, though, who continued his momentum from an eight-under-par third round to challenge at the top of the leaderboard as he signed for a 64 which put him at 17-under – and could have been lower but for a bogey at the second last.



Thompson, however, kept his nerve to land a superb bunker shot to within three feet of the 16th pin and rolled in a key birdie.

The American then picked up another shot at the last from 14 feet to card a 67 and finish at 19-under for the tournament, securing only his second PGA Tour win of his career and first since 2013.


An emotional Thompson choked back tears as he reflected on his second PGA Tour win, seven years after his first.

“I don’t know what to say – this is so exciting,” the 35-year-old told CBS.

“I just played such good golf today and stayed within myself, believed in myself. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”

Former Masters champion Schwartzel and Werenski – who had dropped three shots on the front nine – finished in a group of nine players at 16-under-par following their respective rounds of 68 and 70.



3M Open 2020 R4 - Michael Thompson holds his nerve to triumph in Minnesota
Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel finished three shots adrift of Thompson (Jane Barlow/PA)


Finau, the world number 17, birdied the 18th hole in his round of 68 to join Schwartzel and Werenski amid a nine-way tie for third.

Sweden’s Alex Noren, Charles Howell III and Argentinian Emiliano Grillo were also at 16 under, alongside Robby Shelton, who carded a 64 to climb up the leaderboard, Max Holma and Cameron Tringale.

England’s Tom Lewis, the only Briton to make the cut, shot a final round of 68 to finish at 10 under in a tie for 32nd place.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Michael Thompson
-19
64
66
68
67
265
2
Adam Long
-17
68
72
63
64
267
T3
Robby Shelton
-16
68
68
68
64
268
T3
Charles Howell III
-16
71
65
67
65
268
T3
Emiliano Grillo
-16
71
68
64
65
268
T3
Alex Noren
-16
67
69
66
66
268
T3
Tony Finau
-16
65
66
69
68
268
T3
Max Homa
-16
65
72
64
67
268
T3
Cameron Tringale
-16
69
70
63
66
268
T3
Richy Werenski
-16
63
67
68
70
268
T3
Charl Schwartzel
-16
66
68
66
68
268
T12
Bo Hoag
-14
65
73
69
63
270
T12
Matthew Wolff
-14
65
68
70
67
270
T12
Xinjun Zhang
-14
65
67
71
67
270
T12
Cameron Davis
-14
67
66
69
68
270
T12
Ryan Moore
-14
65
70
67
68
270
T12
Nick Watney
-14
65
69
68
68
270
T18
Dylan Frittelli
-13
68
67
70
66
271
T18
Doug Ghim
-13
70
68
67
66
271
T18
Sepp Straka
-13
70
67
71
63
271
T18
Talor Gooch
-13
66
65
72
68
271
T18
Harris English
-13
70
65
67
69
271
T23
Pat Perez
-12
70
69
66
67
272
T23
Henrik Norlander
-12
70
70
67
65
272
T23
Aaron Baddeley
-12
66
73
69
64
272
T26
Brice Garnett
-11
70
67
68
68
273
T26
Danny Lee
-11
67
68
69
69
273
T26
Bernd Wiesberger
-11
73
66
66
68
273
T26
Hank Lebioda
-11
69
70
65
69
273
T26
Michael Gligic
-11
72
68
68
65
273
T26
Chase Koepka
-11
70
68
72
63
273
T32
Tom Lewis
-10
68
71
67
68
274
T32
Kyle Stanley
-10
66
74
65
69
274
T32
Jason Dufner
-10
68
72
66
68
274
T32
Matthias Schwab
-10
70
67
68
69
274
T32
Luke List
-10
68
72
67
67
274
T32
Sam Burns
-10
70
69
69
66
274
T32
Patrick Rodgers
-10
66
68
70
70
274
T32
Denny McCarthy
-10
68
70
64
72
274
T32
Rafa Cabrera Bello
-10
71
69
70
64
274
T41
Chris Kirk
-9
66
71
69
69
275
T41
Bronson Burgoon
-9
66
70
70
69
275
T41
Adam Schenk
-9
67
69
72
67
275
T41
Brian Harman
-9
76
64
68
67
275
T41
Chris Baker
-9
68
72
69
66
275
T46
Tom Hoge
-8
69
67
70
70
276
T46
Stewart Cink
-8
69
68
70
69
276
T46
Brandon Hagy
-8
70
69
68
69
276
T46
Si Woo Kim
-8
71
65
68
72
276
T46
Alex Cejka
-8
70
70
68
68
276
T46
Patton Kizzire
-8
69
70
70
67
276
T46
Michael Gellerman
-8
70
70
70
66
276
T53
Tim Wilkinson
-7
70
69
67
71
277
T53
Robert Garrigus
-7
66
71
67
73
277
T53
Arjun Atwal
-7
73
67
71
66
277
T56
Austin Cook
-6
67
70
68
73
278
T56
Josh Teater
-6
70
70
69
69
278
T58
Kramer Hickok
-5
67
70
73
69
279
T58
John Merrick
-5
71
69
70
69
279
T58
Bill Haas
-5
70
69
72
68
279
61
K.J. Choi
-4
71
67
68
74
280
T62
Scott Stallings
-3
71
64
73
73
281
T62
Peter Uihlein
-3
70
69
72
70
281
64
George McNeill
1
70
70
72
73
285
65
Bo Van Pelt
2
66
68
76
76
286
66
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
3
70
70
71
76
287
67
Tommy Gainey
4
68
72
73
75
288
68
Matt Every
11
70
70
75
80
295
CUT
Ricky Barnes
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Derek Ernst
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Branden Grace
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Bubba Watson
-1
67
74
141
CUT
Beau Hossler
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Rich Beem
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Roberto Castro
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
-1
72
69
141
CUT
J.J. Spaun
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Kristoffer Ventura
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Ben Taylor
-1
75
66
141
CUT
Wes Roach
-1
74
67
141
CUT
Brooks Koepka
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Aaron Wise
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Russell Henley
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Tim Herron
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Tom Lehman
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Robert Streb
E
73
69
142
CUT
Troy Merritt
E
73
69
142
CUT
Ryan Armour
E
72
70
142
CUT
Scott Harrington
E
71
71
142
CUT
Wyndham Clark
E
68
74
142
CUT
Mark Anderson
E
73
69
142
CUT
Roger Sloan
E
69
73
142
CUT
Michael Kim
E
70
72
142
CUT
Chesson Hadley
E
71
71
142
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
E
72
70
142
CUT
John Senden
E
72
70
142
CUT
Ryan Blaum
1
73
70
143
CUT
David Hearn
1
69
74
143
CUT
Russell Knox
1
76
67
143
CUT
D.J. Trahan
1
68
75
143
CUT
Johnson Wagner
1
71
72
143
CUT
Zack Sucher
1
69
74
143
CUT
Aaron Crawford
1
69
74
143
CUT
Scott Brown
1
72
71
143
CUT
Chase Seiffert
1
69
74
143
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
1
72
71
143
CUT
Keith Mitchell
1
69
74
143
CUT
Tommy Fleetwood
1
71
72
143
CUT
Scott Piercy
1
73
70
143
CUT
Doc Redman
1
70
73
143
CUT
Erik van Rooyen
1
74
69
143
CUT
Will Gordon
1
69
74
143
CUT
Paul Casey
2
72
72
144
CUT
David Lingmerth
2
73
71
144
CUT
Parker McLachlin
2
71
73
144
CUT
Brian Gay
2
71
73
144
CUT
Luke Donald
2
74
70
144
CUT
Fabián Gómez
2
70
74
144
CUT
Cameron Percy
2
74
70
144
CUT
Ryan Brehm
2
68
76
144
CUT
Peter Kuest
2
73
71
144
CUT
Sahith Theegala
2
72
72
144
CUT
Ben Martin
3
72
73
145
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
3
74
71
145
CUT
Chad Campbell
3
68
77
145
CUT
Sam Ryder
3
76
69
145
CUT
Peter Malnati
4
73
73
146
CUT
Greg Chalmers
4
77
69
146
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
4
69
77
146
CUT
Angus Flanagan (a)
4
73
73
146
CUT
Seamus Power
4
68
78
146
CUT
Brendon de Jonge
4
66
80
146
CUT
Sangmoon Bae
4
75
71
146
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
5
69
78
147
CUT
Daniel Chopra
5
72
75
147
CUT
Nelson Ledesma
5
74
73
147
CUT
Vincent Whaley
5
76
71
147
CUT
Lucas Glover
6
73
75
148
CUT
Charley Hoffman
6
75
73
148
CUT
Harry Higgs
6
72
76
148
CUT
Hunter Mahan
6
73
75
148
CUT
Andrew Putnam
6
72
76
148
CUT
Jake Kneen
7
78
71
149
CUT
Hudson Swafford
7
75
74
149
CUT
Shawn Stefani
7
74
75
149
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
7
74
75
149
CUT
Martin Trainer
8
75
75
150
CUT
Rhein Gibson
10
72
80
152
CUT
Ted Purdy
12
78
76
154
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
17
74
85
159
WD
Seung-Yul Noh
E
74
36
110
WD
Chris Stroud
E
72
38
110
WD
Dustin Johnson
E
78
78
WD
Tyler McCumber
E
41
41
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