Golf Glance: Dustin Johnson seeks to end drought at 3M Open

7/20/2021 5:29:26 PM EST

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PGA TOUR
LAST TOURNAMENT: The Open Championship (Collin Morikawa)
THIS WEEK: 3M Open, Blaine, Minn., July 22-25
Course: TPC Twin Cities (Par 71, 7,431 yards)
Purse: $6.6M (Winner: $1.188)
Defending Champion: Michael Thompson
FedEx Cup leader: Patrick Cantlay
HOW TO WATCH
TV: Thursday-Friday, 2:30-6:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).
PGA Tour Live: Thursday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Featured Groups); Saturday-Sunday, 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. (Featured Groups), 3-6 p.m. (Featured Holes).
NOTES: Dustin Johnson lost his No. 1 ranking to Jon Rahm this week and seeks his first victory since the Masters in November. ... Other notable names in the field include former major champions Charl Schwartzel, Jason Dufner, Gary Woodland, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Stewart Cink, Sergio Garcia and Lucas Glover. ... Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker is in the field rather than playing in the Senior Open Championship. ... Sponsors exemptions include college stars Quade Cummins, Ryan Hall, John Pak and Angus Flanagan. ... The event is planning to allow full fan capacity. ... TPC Twin Cities was originally designed by Arnold Palmer, with Minnesota native Tom Lehman serving as a player consultant.
BEST BETS: Johnson (+700 at DraftKings) has only two top-10s in 2021 but is coming off a T8 at The Open despite a 73 on Saturday. ... Louis Oosthuizen (+1100) is still seeking his first win on U.S. soil and coming off a third straight disappointing major finish. He is making his event debut and has four top-10s in his past six starts. ... Tony Finau (+1400) broke out of a minor slump with a T15 at The Open and tied for third here last year. ... Robert MacIntyre (+2800) posted the best weekend score at The Open by two shots. ... Matthew Wolff (+3000) chose not to play at The Open, but won the inaugural 3M Open in 2019 and tied for 12th last year. ... Hank Lebioda (+5000) offers longshot odds as he enters with a streak of three consecutive top-10s.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 5-8

LPGA Tour
LAST TOURNAMENT: Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn)
THIS WEEK: Evian Championship, Evian-les-Bains, France, July 22-25
Course: Evian Resort Golf Club (Par 71, 6,523 yards)
Purse: $4.5M (Winner: $675,000)
Defending Champion: Jin Young Ko (2019)
Race to the CME Globe leader: Nelly Korda
HOW TO WATCH
TV: Thursday-Friday, 5-7 a.m., 9:30-11:30 a.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5:30-8:30 a.m. (Golf Channel), 8:30-11 a.m. (CNBC)
Streaming: Thursday-Friday, 7-8 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (all times NBCSports app and NBCSports.com)
NOTES: The event returns after being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... The 126-player field includes the top three players in the Rolex Rankings: Nelly Korda, Ko and Inbee Park, along with 15 of 16 winners on tour in 2021. ... Ko's victory in 2019 propelled her to No. 1 in the world, a position she held until Korda claimed it with her win at the Women's PGA Championship earlier this month. ... This is the first in a stretch of four LPGA Tour events to be held across Europe, with a one-week break for the Olympics in Japan. ... The Evian Championship became the tour's fifth major in 2013.
NEXT WEEK: ISPS Handa World Invitational, Galgorm, Northern Ireland

Champions Tour
LAST TOURNAMENT: U.S. Senior Open Championship (Jim Furyk)
THIS WEEK: The Senior Open Championship, Berkshire, England, July 22-25
Course: Sunningdale GC, Old Course (Par 70, 6,618 yards)
Purse: $2.5M (Winner: $314,330)
Defending Champion: Bernhard Langer (2019)
Charles Schwab Cup leader: Jerry Kelly
HOW TO WATCH: TBA
NOTES: Sunningdale was designed by Willie Park Jr. and opened in 1900. ... This is the final major of the Champions season and returns after being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Langer has won four Senior Open Championships (2010, 2014, 2017, 2019) and is a three-time runner-up. He hasn't finished outside of the top 10 in the event since 2011. ... Marco Dawson won the last time the event was held at Sunningdale in 2015.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Shaw Charity Classic, Calgary, Aug. 13-15

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NFL

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 02:11:15 EST Report: Bills considering Austin as potential relocation destination
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 18:51:05 EST Titans claim K Sam Ficken off waivers
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 17:03:36 EST Washington DT Daron Payne added to COVID-19 list
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 16:14:17 EST Raiders sign K Dominik Eberle as insurance
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 16:08:00 EST Report: Colts QB Carson Wentz (foot) to try rest, rehab before surgery option
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 17:02:41 EST Report: Dolphins co-OC tests positive for COVID-19
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 00:43:48 EST Vikings QB Kellen Mond tests positive, Kirk Cousins close contact
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 19:37:59 EST Reports: Browns reach 3-year extension with RB Nick Chubb
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 17:47:12 EST Agent: Devonta Freeman agrees to deal with Saints
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 14:09:28 EST Bill Belichick: Cam Newton is Patriots QB ... for now

MLB

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 01:50:22 EST Giants to stake MLB’s best record against league’s worst
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 01:44:35 EST Brewers look to stay hot against Pirates
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 01:37:27 EST Moving on from trade deadline, Rangers take on Angels
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 01:20:43 EST Mets’ Tylor Megill looks to keep Marlins reeling
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 01:32:53 EST First-place Rays set to host struggling Mariners
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 00:52:43 EST Josiah Gray makes Nationals debut against Phillies
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 01:00:33 EST New-look Yankees return to the Bronx to play Orioles
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 00:17:01 EST Blue Jays seeking fifth straight win
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 00:29:16 EST MLB roundup: Rays nip Red Sox, claim three-game sweep
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 22:16:02 EST Rays nip Red Sox, claim three-game sweep

NBA

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 02:13:11 EST Report: Heat angling for Kyle Lowry
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 20:52:47 EST Hornets extend offer to Devonte’ Graham, let Malik Monk go
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 19:02:26 EST Grizzlies decline $13 million team option on F Justise Winslow
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 18:51:36 EST Mavericks pick up $4.1M option on Willie Cauley-Stein
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 18:10:10 EST Report: Suns' Chris Paul declines $44.2M player option
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 18:09:29 EST Reports: Kawhi Leonard declines player option, becomes free agent
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 17:27:11 EST Report: Blazers won’t extend offer to C Zach Collins
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 15:29:20 EST Heat: Goran Dragic staying, Andre Iguodala reportedly out
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 14:18:06 EST Lakers' Summer League team includes Joel Ayayi, Austin Reaves
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 12:19:26 EST Report: Serge Ibaka exercises $9.7M option with Clippers

NHL

Sun, 01 Aug 2021 13:22:17 EST Hurricanes sign F Stefan Noesen to one-year contract
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 14:58:06 EST Marc-Andre Fleury tells Blackhawks he'll play in 2021-22
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 11:40:52 EST Maple Leafs sign D Brennan Menell for 2021-22 season
Sun, 01 Aug 2021 11:17:17 EST Sharks' Evander Kane denies gambling allegations
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 20:35:45 EST NHL to investigate Evander Kane for betting on own games
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:25:54 EST Jets reach one-year deal with Riley Nash
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 15:41:06 EST Oilers' Warren Foegele inks 3-year, $8.25M contract
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 14:40:45 EST F Ryan Reaves, Rangers agree to one-year extension
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 14:30:08 EST Stars' Joel Kiviranta signs two-year contract extension
Sat, 31 Jul 2021 13:52:04 EST Red Wings F Tyler Bertuzzi signs two-year contract