PGA Tour wins have been elusive for some notable players in the 2021 3M Open field, but they'll have a chance to break through against a thin field when the event tees off Thursday at TPC Twin Cities. Louis Oosthuizen has been on fire all season, but he hasn't won a PGA Tour event since 2010. Tony Finau's only win came in 2016, Rickie Fowler hasn't won in more than two years and Bubba Watson for more than three. Even Dustin Johnson, who has 33 wins worldwide and is the reigning FedEx Cup champion, hasn't hoisted a trophy since last November. Johnson is the 7-1 favorite in the latest 2021 3M Open odds from William Hill Sportsbook, followed by Oosthuizen (14-1) and Finau (14-1).
The handful of big names will pop out when you're looking at the odds, but do they merit a spot among your 2021 3M Open Fantasy golf picks? Or would a player like Matthew Wolff, who won his only tour event here in 2019, give you a better chance to win? Before making any 2021 3M Open Fantasy golf picks, don't miss the latest Fantasy golf rankings from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million, and he has been red-hot with his picks since the PGA Tour resumed last summer. In fact, his picks have brought in more than $10,500 since the June restart, bringing in profits at tournament after tournament.
At the 2021 Open Championship, McClure's best bets included Collin Morikawa winning outright even though he was listed as a massive 40-1 long shot. He was also all over Daniel Berger (+220) and Emiliano Grillo (+700) finishing inside the top 20. McClure's best bets netted over $2,200 at the Open Championship.
In addition, McClure's model was all over Jon Rahm's (10-1) first career major championship victory at the 2021 U.S. Open. Rahm was two strokes off the lead heading into the weekend, but the model still projected him as the winner. And at the 2021 Masters, McClure nailed Rahm's (+250) top-five finish in his best bets, as well as Corey Conners' (+550) top-10 showing.
McClure's model has also nailed a whopping seven majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.
Now, McClure has revealed his top 30 players for the 3M Open 2021. Be sure to head over to SportsLine so you can cash in big with your Fantasy golf picks.
2021 3M Open Fantasy golf picks
McClure likes Tony Finau's chances of finally getting that elusive second tour win. His only win was at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open, but he is one the top 20 players in the world and has been playing well. He had consecutive runner-up finishes this year and has finished in the top 10 in seven of his 22 events. He has shot 67 or better in three of his past five rounds, including Sunday at the Open Championship, where he tied for 15th. He is in the top 10 in strokes gained around the green and tee-to-green and 17th in scoring average at just over 70.
On the other hand, Fowler isn't likely to break through this week, and McClure's picks indicate you should definitely be fading him. He is in the middle of a huge pack of players at around 40-1 odds, but he doesn't even crack McClure's top 25 players. He has more missed cuts (eight) than top-25 finishes (five) this season and has finished in the top 10 once in 22 events. The weak field and his status as a former rookie of the year might get your attention, and he is coming off a 65 on Sunday at the Open Championship. However, Fowler shot 75 in the third round and finished T-53.
How to set your 3M Open Fantasy golf lineups
For this week's 3M Open, the DFS pro is listing another long shot who comes in at well over 30-1 among his top 10 picks. This veteran has been working his way back into form and gaining confidence, and this course should be a good fit for his approach. Be sure to see who it is and check out McClure's top picks before you bet the 2021 3M Open or enter any Fantasy golf picks.
Who wins the 3M Open 2021? Who are the top players to target? And which overlooked players can help you win your league this week? Visit SportsLine now to get Mike McClure's Fantasy golf rankings for the 2021 3M Open, all from the DFS pro whose golf picks have brought in more than $10,500 since last summer.