Power Rankings: 3M Championshiptext sizeJuly 29, 2013
By Vartan Kupelian, Champions Tour Insider
Editor's note: Vartan Kupelian is the Champions Tour Insider and a PGATOUR.COM Contributor. Each week, Kupelian will size up the field and provide his top 5 players going into the tournament, based on factors such as the player's strengths, the course setup, recent performances, etc.
Kenny Perry, the Charles Schwab Cup points leader, returns to the Champions Tour at this week’s 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota.
Mark Wiebe, who completed a playoff victory Monday at the Senior British Open at Royal Birkdale, will be in the field. It was Wiebe’s first major victory.
The winners of all five majors this year on the Champions Tour are in the field at the 3M Championship. Perry won the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship and U.S. Senior Open. David Frost is winner of the Regions Tradition and Kohki Idoki won the Senior PGA Championship.
In last year’s 3M Championship, Bernhard Langer posted a 2-stroke victory over David Peoples. Langer will not defend the title. Perry, with a final-round 64, tied for third with Olin Browne.
Power Rankings: 3M Championship Rank Player Comment Kenny PERRY Runner-up in 2011 and T3 last year at 3M, he’s back in action after a well-deserved break following his back-to-back major victories. Despite the absence, retains the No. 1 spot on the Charles Schwab Cup points list. David FROST Two-time winner was back in his top 10 mode at Royal Birkdale, finishing 3 strokes out of the playoff. He’s the 2010 winner at 3M Championship where he closed with 61 to win by 7 strokes over Mark Calcavecchia. Mark WIEBE Senior British Open win was his fourth Champions Tour title. He had to overcome elbow and back issues to get back into top form, but with the injuries put aside he would not be denied at Birkdale. Corey PAVIN At Birkdale, he completed a stretch of three consecutive top 10 finishes in major championships, including back-to-back third-place performances at the U.S. Senior Open and the Senior British. Still looking for first victory of the season. Peter SENIOR He’s been in the chase in every event since May but still can’t find the key to unlock the gate to his first Champions Tour victory. T3 at the Senior British featured a closing 66 which left his 3 shots short of the playoff.