Gary Woodland (5/1 – 3M Open Outright) says he will “have to go low” over the final 18 holes of the 3M Open if he wants to lift the trophy aloft at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota.
Woodland, the 2019 US Open champion, carded a four-under-par 67 on Saturday to move onto -11 for the tournament and into a share of second alongside Maverick McNealy (6/1).
The American duo are just one shot behind compatriot and world number 77 Cameron Tringale, who signed for a five-under-par round of 66 and is the 3/1 favourite to break his PGA Tour duck.
It is a stacked leaderboard at TPC Twin Cities, with Pat Perez, Cameron Champ (14/1), Jimmy Walker, Charl Schwartzel (14/1), Chez Reavie (14/1), Roger Sloan, Ryan Armour and Jhonattan Vegas all sitting on -10, just two strokes off the lead.
Bo Van Pelt, Beau Hossler, K.H. Lee and Brian Stuard are a further shot back on -9, while South African Louis Oosthuizen, who was tied-third at The Open last week and who is 30/1 to win on Sunday, heads a group of five players on -8.
It promises to be an exciting final round in Minnesota, where the swirling winds have been making playing conditions difficult, and Woodland knows he will need to shoot a good score to win.
He said, as quoted by sportsnet: “There’s going to be birdies tomorrow. You’re still going to have to go low. You’re just going to have to play a good round in the wind.”
With only three tournaments remaining after this prior to the FedEx Cup play-offs, all the players in the field will be hoping for a strong finish to ensure they make the 125-man cut for the end-of-season events.