Before you pick this week's 3M Open, you'll want to see who Sal Johnson is backing. The golf media legend is hot this year. For the Masters, Johnson featured Tiger Woods in his best bets. For the PGA Championship, Johnson was all over Brooks Koepka. The result: both won in historic fashion, and anyone who followed Johnson's lead hit it BIG.
Last month at the Travelers Championship, Johnson promoted 50-1 long shot Chez Reavie as a possible winner, citing Reavie's momentum following his third-place finish at the U.S. Open and noting how his game would pay off at TPC River Highlands. The result: Reavie cruised to a four-stroke victory, finishing 17-under for his first PGA title in 11 years!
Now, Johnson -- the first producer of "Inside the PGA Tour," a longtime ABC Sports golf producer and the founder of the world's biggest golf stats database -- has issued his highly confident picks for the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities.
One huge shocker we can tell you: Johnson wants no part of Bryson DeChambeau, the world's No. 8-ranked player and one of the top Vegas favorites. In fact, Johnson says DeChambeau doesn't even crack the top 10.
"He showed signs of life with a tie for eighth at the Travelers Championship, but his big problem is hitting greens," Johnson told SportsLine. "He ranks 133rd in that category and that could hurt him this week. Compounding that problem is his scrambling, where he ranks 78th. Finally, his putting hasn't been sharp. He ranks 113th on putts inside 10 feet."
Instead, Johnson is high on an astronomical long shot to win! This completely overlooked player is heating up at just the right time and "there is no more perfect course for him than TPC Twin Cities," Johnson told SportsLine. Anyone who backs this underdog could hit it BIG.
Who wins the 3M Open? Where do Brooks Koepka and Jason Day finish? And which massive long shot stuns the golf world? ... Join SportsLine now to see Sal Johnson's full leaderboard and picks, all from the golf insider who was all over Chez Reavie at the Travelers Championship!