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Minnesota could host a pre-US Open event on the PGA Tour beginning next year

The tournament could be held before the U.S. Open.

Don't get your hopes up just yet, but there's a chance Minnesota becomes home to an annual PGA Tour event in the very near future. 

According to a recent report from John Feinstein of Golf Digest, Minneapolis and Houston are in the mix to land the PGA Tour event that is played the week prior to the PGA Tour's U.S. Open in  June. 

This isn't a once-every-four years event like the Ryder Cup was at Hazeltine National Golf Club in 2016 (and will be again in 2028), this is an annual event up for grabs. 

Feinstein says 3M and Minneapolis are "chomping at the bit" to take the PGA event should Houston fail to find a sponsor and a course by a June deadline. 

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If Houston finds a sponsor, which we should learn more in the coming days, it doesn't mean Minnesota won't get the pre-U.S. Open event. 

Feinstein explains how Minnesota could still get an event: 

"There is one other possibility if Houston finds a sponsor: move it to the fall, when the weather is far more temperate there than in June and give Minneapolis and 3M the June slot. The tour has more fall flexibility now with the playoffs ending by September 1."

Should Minnesota be granted a PGA Tour event at TPC Twin Cities, it would mean the end of the Champions Tour event that has been held at the Arnold Palmer-designed course in Blaine every year since 1993, the last 25 of which have been dubbed the "3M Championship."

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