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Australian golfer Cameron Smith during the final round at the 150th Open Golf Championships in St. Andrews, Scotland, Britain, 17 July 2022. EPA/ROBERT PERRY

By KGG Correspondent 

SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to seeing all the action from the PGA Tour’s 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 July 2022.

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The 3M Open was first played in 2019 (replacing the 3M Championship on the PGA Tour) and its current reigning champion is Cameron Champ, who shot 269 (-15) to take the 2021 title by two strokes from Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and Jhonattan Vegas.

“It was a week everything was going pretty smoothly. I was playing some good golf, I was putting things together those first few days,” Champ said of last year’s triumph. “I knew that last day the way I was playing, the way the course was set up, it was for anybody really.”

Amongst the field looking to claim the title from Champ is 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, who will be returning to the 3M Open for the first time since 2019.

“We are certainly glad to welcome Hideki back to the 3M Open as he brings an incredible talent to what we are confident will be an impressive four-day competition,” said Mike Welch, 3M Open Tournament Director.

Executive Director Hollis Cavner, meanwhile, insists that the 3M Open will remain a major draw for the top players, despite the presence of the Saudi Arabian-backed LIV Tour. PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan is suspending any current players headed to the LIV Tour, meaning they can’t play in any tour events, such as the 3M Open.

“The Saudi golf league is a pain. It’s a pain in our butt. We’ve lost some players to them, but we’re going to win in the long battle,” Cavner said. “After 30 years on tour, I have the utmost confidence in the PGA Tour and what we have going on how we’re handling things.”

Cavner doesn’t think the new LIV series is a sustainable product: “How long is it going to be? There’s no way that LIV golf can make money, the numbers don’t work. How long is it going to be before they get tired of throwing billions a year at something if they’re not getting great PR?

“I really don’t think it’ll be around in two years. If it is, it’s an exhibition tour. It is absolutely just an exhibition tour, that’s the way I feel about it. Guys are getting paid to show up and there’s no risk.”

The TPC Twin Cities features a 7431-yard, par 71 course. The purse for the 3M Open is $7.5million.

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3M Open broadcast details

All times CAT

Thursday 21 July

20:00: Day 1LIVE on SuperSport Action

Friday 22 July

20:00: Day 2LIVE on SuperSport Golf

Saturday 23 July

19:00: Day 3 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf

Sunday 24 July

19:00: Day 4 – LIVE on SuperSport Golf


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