3M Open – Thursday, 7:49 a.m. ET
While Collin Morikawa was making headlines in England by winning The Open, Bubba Watson was back in the United States resting up and preparing for this weekend’s 3M Open in Minnesota. He won’t be jet-lagged and is in good form entering this tournament, so we believe Watson could be in contention to take home the win.
Bubba has disappointed in majors lately — 50th at the U.S. Open and 80th at the PGA Championship — but he’s been great at regular Tour stops, finishing 19th or better in his last six, including a sixth place at the Rocket Mortgage Classic last time out.
At 7,431 yards, TPC Twin Cities plays to Watson’s strengths, as he ranks seventh in shots gained off-the-tee this season. Expect him to bomb his way to a solid finish.
DFS Value Play: Steve Stricker ($7,500)