2020 3M Open Fantasy golf rankings, expert picks: Back Tony Finau, not Dustin Johnson

The 2020 3M Open will have a lot to live up to when it tees off Thursday at TPC Twin Cities. In last year’s inaugural event, 20-year-old Matthew Wolff stunned the golf world with a victory in his first month as a pro, sinking an eagle putt from the fringe on the last hole to beat fellow phenom Collin Morikawa and an up-and-coming Bryson DeChambeau by a stroke. Wolff is back this year and listed at 28-1 in the latest 2020 3M Open odds from William Hill.

World No. 4 Dustin Johnson is the overall favorite at 11-1, while Brooks Koepka is the co-second favorite at 14-1 along with Tony Finau. Who can you trust in your 2020 3M Open Fantasy golf rankings? Johnson and Koepka could draw plenty of interest, but a competitive field could yield plenty of Fantasy golf sleepers. Before finalizing any 2020 3M Open Fantasy golf picks, check out the latest Fantasy golf rankings from data scientist Rick Gehman

With his expansive database of golf statistics, course data and betting odds, Gehman creates advanced models and back-tests them constantly. These models have produced 11 outright winners in the past year, including 30-1 Webb Simpson at the 2020 RBC Heritage, 50-1 Chez Reavie at last year’s Travelers and 40-1 Patrick Reed at the Northern Trust among nine PGA Tour winners, plus a $10,000 DraftKings win at The Masters.

At the Rocket Mortgage Classic this month, Gehman put Bryson DeChambeau atop his Fantasy rankings. The result: DeChambeau fired a 23-under, winning by three strokes. Then at the Workday Charity Open, Gehman was higher than most on Collin Morikawa, and he won in a dramatic playoff over Justin Thomas. Gehman had pegged Thomas at No. 2. Before last week’s Memorial Tournament, Gehman told SportsLine readers that Jon Rahm “could be on the brink of breaking out.” Rahm cruised to a three-shot win and took over the world’s No. 1 ranking. 

At this year’s WGC-Mexico Championship, four of Gehman’s top six golfers finished tied for sixth or better. Anybody who has followed his golf picks has seen huge returns. 

Now, Gehman, co-host of “The First Cut” podcast on CBS Sports, has revealed his top 30 players for the 3M Open 2020 over at SportsLine so you can crush your Fantasy golf picks. 

2020 3M Open Fantasy golf picks

Finau has been on Gehman’s radar since the restart, and he likes what he has seen. The 30-year-old struggled over the weekend at the Memorial Tournament after sharing the 36-hole lead, but Gehman expects him to bounce back. “His raw power will come in handy at TPC Twin Cities,” Gehman told SportsLine. The course sets up well for big hitters, and Finau averages just shy of 306 yards per drive and is 10th in strokes gained tee-to-green. 

Johnson won at the Travelers and comes in as the Vegas favorite, but Gehman is fading him, leaving him out of his top four. Johnson followed his victory last month with a disastrous performance at the Memorial, going 16 over par in missing the cut. “I have no idea what to make of Johnson right now,” Gehman said. The 36-year-old missed the cut at the Charles Schwab Challenge in his first event after the layoff, then shot eight straight rounds in the 60s before his dismal showing at Muirfield Village.

How to set your 2020 3M Open Fantasy golf rankings

Strikingly, Gehman loves an international player who has never won a PGA Tour event and is getting dismissed by oddsmakers as a long shot higher than 70-1. This vet plays mainly in Europe, winning often, and has never faced a weaker PGA Tour field. Gehman is only sharing who it is, and his top 30 golfers in order, right here

Who wins the 3M Open 2020? Who are the top golfers to target? And which overlooked player can help you win your league this week? Visit SportsLine now to get Rick Gehman’s Fantasy golf rankings for the 2020 3M Open, all from the data scientist who’s called 11 outright winners in the past year.

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