3M Championship Winners – Champions Tour

3M Championship
The 3M Championship has been a fixture on the Champions Tour since 1993. Starting life as the Burnet Senior Classic, it originally was played at Bunker Hills Golf Course at Coon Rapids.

When 3M became the title sponsor in 2001, the tournament was moved to the TPC Twin Cities in Blane, a suburb of Minneapolis.

The inimitable Chi Chi Rodriguez was the tournament’s first winner.

3M stands for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing. The company employs 88,000 people in manufacturing  55,000 products, including: adhesives, abrasives, laminates, passive fire protection, dental and orthodontic products, electronic materials, medical products, car-care products (sun films, polish, wax, car shampoo, treatment for the exterior, interior and the under chassis rust protection), electronic circuits, and optical films.

At one point, the company made a line of 3M board games, many of which I still own. My favorite is Twixt.

A complete list of 3M Championship Winners follows:

3M Championship Winners

YearChampionCountryWinning scoreMargin
3M Championship
2017Paul GoydosUnited States196 (-20)Playoff
2016Joe DurantUnited States197 (-19)Playoff
2015Kenny Perry (2) United States198 (-18)4 strokes
2014Kenny Perry United States193 (-23)1 stroke
2013Tom Pernice, Jr. United States199 (-17)1 stroke
2012Bernhard Langer (2) Germany198 (-18)2 strokes
2011Jay Haas United States201 (-15)1 stroke
2010David Frost South Africa191 (-25)7 strokes
2009Bernhard Langer Germany200 (-16)1 stroke
2008R. W. Eaks United States193 (-23)6 strokes
2007D. A. Weibring United States198 (-18)1 stroke
2006David Edwards United States204 (-12)2 strokes
2005Tom Purtzer United States201 (-15)1 stroke
2004Tom Kite United States203 (-13)1 stroke
2003Wayne Levi United States205 (-11)1 stroke
2002Hale Irwin (3) United States204 (-13)3 strokes
2001Bruce Lietzke United States207 (-9)2 strokes
Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic
2000Ed Dougherty United States197 (-19)2 strokes
1999Hale Irwin (2) United States201 (-15)2 strokes
 1998Leonard Thompson United States134 (-10) - 36 holes due to rainPlayoff
Burnett Senior Classic
1997Hale Irwin United States199 (-17)2 strokes
1996Vicente Fernández Argentina205 (-11)1 stroke
1995Raymond Floyd United States201 (-15)1 stroke
1994Dave Stockton United States203 (-13)1 stroke
1993Chi-Chi Rodríguez United States201 (-15)2 strokes
Winners of the 3M Championship on the Champions Tour.
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