Collin Morikawa (35-1) had exactly one week of links golf experience coming into the British Open last week. He finished T-71 at the Scottish Open the week prior, and that was all he needed. The 24-year-old is proving to be wise beyond his years. He made the proper adjustments, including replacing all his shorter irons in the bag, and won the British Open at Royal St. George's on debut. That is now two major championships won in just eight starts for Morikawa, and he is the fastest to two majors since Bobby Jones in 1926. Morikawa will take a well-deserved week off this week before heading to Tokyo to compete for an Olympic gold medal against a field of 60, including Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland and Hideki Matsuyama.
The PGA Tour returns to action this week at the 3M Open in the Twin Cities. Dustin Johnson (7-1) finished tied for eighth at the British Open last weekend and is the favorite this week. He’ll make his second appearance in this event as he shot 78 in the first round before a WD in the second-round last year. Louis Oosthuizen (12-1) led after each of the first three rounds at the British Open but fell just short for the third time this year in a major with a third. Tony Finau (14-1) was 15th last week and finished third in Minneapolis last year. Patrick Reed (16-1) surprisingly missed the cut last week in England, but much like Finau, he is at this event in part to earn some Ryder Cup points (he ranks eighth; Finau 12th) as only the top six are guaranteed spots on the team before captain Steve Stricker (who is also in this week's field at 80-1) makes six picks of his own.
Cameron Tringale (30-1) was third in the 3M last year and had a respectable British Open (T-26) but still seeks his first PGA Tour victory. Bubba Watson and inaugural 3M Open champion Matthew Wolff (both 33-1) did not play in the British Open last week. Both Sergio Garcia (33-1) and Emiliano Grillo (35-1) earned top-20 finishes last week at Royal St. George's. Grillo also finished in a tie for third in the Twin Cities last year. Cameron Davis (40-1) had visa issues and was unable to play in the British Open last week but is just three weeks removed from his first PGA Tour win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Michael Thompson, the 2020 3M Open champion, is 80-1 to defend his title.