The PGA Tour is putting Minnesota on its schedule for the first time under an agreement that elevates a PGA Tour Champions event.
The 3M Open Fund will start its seven-year deal next summer.
The 2019 dates for the 3M Open will not be announced until the PGA Tour reveals its full schedule in the coming weeks. The playing of the 3M Open next year will mark the first official PGA Tour event in Minnesota since the 2009 PGA Championship, when Y.E. Yang beat Tiger Woods at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska.
Minnesota has hosted the 3M Championship on the PGA Tour Champions since 1993, and the final event for seniors will be Aug. 3-5 with Paul Goydos as the defending champion. The PGA Tour event will be held on the same course, the TPC Twin Cities.
The PGA Tour found room on the schedule for the 3M Open when the Houston Open announced it was moving to the fall starting in 2019.