Wolff Grabs Eagle - Wins 3M Open PDF Print E-mail

 

Matthew Wolff shows off the crystal after capturing the 3M Open



Blaine, Minnesota - The inaugural 3M Open looked as if a playoff was a

certainty when Bryson DeChambeau rolled in his 6 ft eagle putt at the

last (to reach 20 under par) while Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff

stood in the fairway with irons in hand ready to give it a go themselves.

 

Both Morikawa and Wolff executed their approaches successfully reaching

the 573 yard par 5 with lengthy eagle chances. Wolf's approach settled up

against the fringe in an awkward spot some 26 feet from the cup, while

Morikawa faced a straight-forward 22 foot putt from the middle of the

putting surface. Wolf would do well just to get down in two to tie Bryson,

but coming out of OSU just 6 weeks after becoming the NCAA Individual

Champion - Wolf lived up to the hype and drained the eagle, sending the

crowd into a frenzy. Now suddenly trailing by two and facing a must make

eagle putt of his own, Morikawa narrowly missed his attempt on the low side

tying the "Mad Scientist" for 2nd place at 20 under par. It was a stunning

and dramatic conclusion to the Twin Cities newest sporting event.

 

"I'm not really an emotional guy, but tears came to my eyes," Wolff said.

 

Morikawa who played junior golf against Wolff while the two grew up in

California wasn't surprised by how it ended. "The way we were playing

today, it was going to go in. One of us was going to drop one in," Morikawa

said.

 

Canadian Adam Hadwin was 4th, finishing at 18 under par. Lucas Glover

who finished early in the day fired a final round 62 to vault up the board

to tie for 6th at 16 under par.

 

Wolff earned $1.53 million and a two year exemption on the PGA Tour in

only his fourth start on tour.

 

Scores: https://www.pgatour.com/competition/2019/3m-open/leaderboard.html