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3M Open director thrilled with tourney debut

Updated: July 09, 2019 05:34 PM

The 3M Open had plenty of drama in its first year as a PGA tour stop when 20-year-old Matthew Wolff eagled the 72nd hole to beat Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa by one stroke for his first tour victory.

"We couldn't have scripted a better ending by having Matthew Wolff make a 26-foot eagle putt to win the tournament. We are so happy to see how the tournament came together, and I can assure you we're already working to have an even better 2020 campaign," said 3M Open executive director Hollis Cavner.

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"This tournament checked all the boxes for us, it wasn't too big, fans were happy, the sponsors we had were vested and gave us a great opportunity to succeed. The players came up to me and expressed how happy they were with the fan support and were very impressed by the hospitality given to them by the people of Minnesota. We expect great things next year and for this tournament to continue to grow," Cavner added.

Maybe most amazing is that Wolff almost didn't play in the tournament -- he got a sponsors exemption. He clearly made the best of his opportunity by pocketing a cool $1.152 million.

The dates of the 2020 3M Open are to be determined, but a move away from 4th of July week is a good bet.

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