For the third week in a row on the PGA Tour, at the halfway stage of this year’s 3M Open we have a leader who holds a multiple stroke lead. Here our 3M Open Recap + Round 3 Odds
Scott Piercy leads the way on -13 with his nearest competitor Emiliano Grillo three strokes behind.
This is a huge opportunity for those in contention to notch a rare PGA Tour victory due to an absence of big names who are resting following last week’s British Open.
Piercy is looking for his 5th Tour win and has put himself in pole position following two rounds of 64 and 65. The American veteran has recorded just one bogey across his two rounds and seems to be in complete control of his swing.
Chasing Piercy, is the Argentine Emiliano Grillo who finds himself in the mix following his tie for 2nd at the John Deere Classic just a few weeks ago. Clearly in good form, Grillo shot an impressive 65 yesterday with just the one dropped shot. He looks primed for another title push.
Hot on the tail of the leading duo is Englishman Callum Tarren. Tarren has been playing some fantastic golf over the last few months, recording a 6th place finish at the John Deere. He also found himself right in contention at the US Open before a disappointing final round saw him finish 31st. Yet to win on Tour he could be a man flying under the radar ahead of the weekend.
The biggest name in the chasing pack is Tony Finau and the big hitting American will start the day six shots of the lead. Now ranked 17 in the world, it’s been a bit of a stop start season for Finau but he’s recently discovered some form recording top 5 finishes at the Charles Schwab and Canadian Open. A danger to all, he could be the value play if he can get off to a fast start.
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Holding a three shot lead heading into today’s third round is Scott Piercy and he is +250 to hold on for victory. It’s been four years since Piercy tasted victory and despite him holding a lead there is no guarantee he will convert his lead into a victory.
With value to be found all over the field, Tony Finau at +550 could be an attractive price. Finau was finally able to add to his one Tour victory when he won last season’s Northern Trust. Considering his talent, two Tour wins isn’t enough and he will be desperate to make it a trio of wins this weekend.
Sungjae Im is the iron man of the PGA Tour and like Finau the South Korean is looking for his third Tour title. The tournament leader after the first round, a one under 70 second round has seen him fall six shots off the pace. Im sits 21st on Tour for scoring average and can easily make up the deficit he currently faces, odds of +700 could be a generous price if he can get his putter hot.