It now looks all but certain that Minnesota will host a PGA Tour event beginning next year.
A spokesperson from the Arnold Palmer-designed TPC Twin Cities course in Blaine tells BMTN that a press conference will be held at the course clubhouse on Monday at 12:30 p.m., falling in line with an Associated Press report saying the course will become home to a PGA Tour event in 2019.
TPC Twin Cities has been the center of speculation as a new home for a PGA Tour tournament since the Houston Golf Association was given a May 31 deadline to find a new sponsor for the Houston Open.
The HGA did not, but the Houston Astros Foundation agreed to a last-minute deal with tour officials and on Tuesday were rewarded a tournament that will keep the PGA in Houston, which will move to the fall when temperatures are cooler in south Texas.
Houston's exit from the pre-U.S. Open slot in June leaves a vacancy, which Minnesota, or maybe even Detroit, which was also given a tour event recently, could fill.
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Golf Digest's John Feinstein was the first to report that the Twin Cities are "chomping at the bit" to host a PGA event with 3M serving as the tourney's primary sponsor.
3M has sponsored the a Champions Tour event at TPC Twin Cities since 1993, a PGA tournament that features players who can no longer consistently compete with the best-of-the-best on the main tour.
It's looking very good for Minnesota golf fans, and we'll learn a lot more on Monday.