Weekly Golf Preview – 3M Open | Irish Open

See below as we run through the tournament for you including facts, odds and picks from our own golfing professional Cliff Jackson and 32Red’s Jack Milner.


  • TPC Twin Cities, Minnesota
  • First staged in 2019
  • Current champion – Not available

OVERVIEW: Anotherbrand new event on the schedule and is part of the new build up to The Open and is a qualifying event for the final major of the year.

The organisers will be delighted with the strength of the field, including world number one Brooks Koepka – who is favourite to win the inaugural event ahead of the likes of Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama and Bryson DeChambeau.



  • Lahinch Golf Club, Republic of Ireland
  • First staged in 1927
  • Current champion is Russell Knox

OVERVIEW: The last time the Irish Open was one of the last tournaments before an Irish-based Open Championship was back in 1951. This year sees Lahinch Golf Club hosting for the first time.

Many players are using this tournament to get used to the Irish conditions and as such a very good field is in place, including defending champion Russell Knox – but firm favourite for the event is Spaniard Jon Rahm – who won the event in 2017.


The pro’s point of view…

Our resident golf expert is Cliff Jackson. Cliff is a leading youth coach and PGA professional at the famed Seaton Carew Links – one of the oldest courses in the world.

The Irish Open is really leading us into the build-up to the Open in a couple of weeks.

Would like to see a home winner, and I think Shane Lowry is a real contender but Jon Rahm likes it in Ireland so I would side with the favourite in this one.

The American event is a new one and hard to know what to expect, but I do wonder if Bryson DeChambeau can bounce back to form here.

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