3M Championship

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3M Championship
Tournament information
Location Blaine, Minnesota
Established 1993, 21 years ago[1]
Course(s) TPC Twin Cities
(since 2001)
Par 72
Length 7,114 yards (6,505 m)[2]
Tour(s) Champions Tour
Format Stroke play - 54 holes
(no cut)
Prize fund $1.75 million
Month played August
Tournament record score
Aggregate 191 David Frost (2010)
To par −25 David Frost (2010)
Current champion
United States Kenny Perry
TPCTwin Cities is located in United States
TPCTwin Cities
TPC
Twin Cities
Location in the United States

The 3M Championship is a professional golf tournament on the Champions Tour, played annually at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota, a suburb north of Minneapolis. 3M, based in Minneapolis, is the main sponsor of the tournament.

The tournament was founded 21 years ago in 1993 as the Burnet Senior Classic, and was originally held at the Bunker Hills Golf Course in the neighboring city of Coon Rapids.[1] After eight years, the tournament moved to the year-old TPC Twin Cities in 2001, when 3M took over as sponsor. The purse in 2013 was $1.75 million, with a winner's share of $262,500.

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Winning score Margin Purse ($)
3M Championship
2014 Aug 1–3 Kenny Perry  United States 193 (−23) 1 stroke 1,750,000
2013 Aug 2–4 Tom Pernice, Jr.  United States 199 (−17) 1 stroke 1,750,000
2012 Aug 3–5 Bernhard Langer (2)  Germany 198 (−18) 2 strokes 1,750,000
2011 Aug 5–7 Jay Haas  United States 201 (−15) 1 stroke 1,750,000
2010 Aug 6–8 David Frost  South Africa 191 (−25) 7 strokes 1,750,000
2009 Jul 10–12 Bernhard Langer  Germany 200 (−16) 1 stroke 1,750,000
2008 Jul 18–20 R. W. Eaks  United States 193 (−23) 6 strokes 1,750,000
2007 Aug 3–5 D. A. Weibring  United States 198 (−18) 1 stroke 1,750,000
2006 Aug 4–6 David Edwards  United States 204 (−12) 2 strokes 1,750,000
2005 Aug 5–7 Tom Purtzer  United States 201 (−15) 1 stroke 1,750,000
2004 Aug 6–8 Tom Kite  United States 203 (−13) 1 stroke 1,750,000
2003 Aug 8–10 Wayne Levi  United States 205 (−11) 1 stroke 1,750,000
2002 Aug 9–11 Hale Irwin (3)  United States 204 (−13) 3 strokes 1,750,000
2001 Aug 10–12 Bruce Lietzke  United States 207 (−9) 2 strokes 1,750,000
Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic
2000 Aug 4–6 Ed Dougherty  United States 197 (−19) 2 strokes 1,600,000
1999 Jul 23–25 Hale Irwin (2)  United States 201 (−15) 2 strokes 1,500,000
 1998* Aug 8–9 Leonard Thompson  United States 134 (−10) Playoff 1,500,000
Burnett Senior Classic
1997 Jul 18–20 Hale Irwin  United States 199 (−17) 2 strokes 1,350,000
1996 Jan 19–21 Vicente Fernández  Argentina 205 (−11) 1 stroke 1,250,000
1995 Aug 11–13 Raymond Floyd  United States 201 (−15) 1 stroke 1,100,000
1994 Aug 19–21 Dave Stockton  United States 203 (−13) 1 stroke 1,050,000
1993 Jun 18–20 Chi-Chi Rodríguez  United States 201 (−15) 2 strokes 1,050,000
  • Note: The 1998 event was shortened to 36 holes due to rain.

Multiple winners[edit]

Two players have won this tournament more than once through 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nadel, Mike (June 21, 1993). "Chi Chi wins Burnet". TimesDaily (Florence, Alabama). Associated Press. p. 3B. 
  2. ^ "Leaderboard: 3M Championship". Yahoo! Sports. 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°10′37″N 93°12′47″W / 45.177°N 93.213°W / 45.177; -93.213