Number of years since the PGA Tour played a regular-season event in Minnesota. The 3M Open will begin Thursday at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn. It will be the Tour’s first regular-season stop in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” since the 1969 Minnesota Golf Classic, which Frank Beard won at Braemar Golf Course in Edina. Last year, the Champions Tour completed a 26-year run with the final 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities.
Position in the Official World Golf Ranking, an improvement of 252 spots, for American Nate Lashley, who won the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday at Detroit Golf Club. Lashley, 36, ended 2018 ranked 477th and stood No. 353 before he was granted a spot in the field at Detroit after starting the week as the third alternate.