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.
The Champions Tour is coming off back-to-back major championships at the Senior British Open and last week's U.S. Senior Open, where Olin Browne posted his breakthrough victory at Inverness Club in Toledo.
Browne and Mark O'Meara engaged in a two-man battle over the final two rounds before Browne, continuing his excellent play in the U.S. Senior Open, claimed the title.
This week's 3M Championship marks the return of Fred Couples to the Champions Tour after a lengthy layoff to rehab his ailing back. Tom Watson, Kenny Perry and Tom Pernice, Jr., will also be back after playing in the Greenbrier Classic so it promises to be a big week at TPC Twin Cities.
David Frost is the defending champion at TPC Twin Cities, where he made a 25-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole to shoot a final-round 11-under 61. It was the first Champions Tour win for Frost, who set the tournament scoring record with a 25-under 191 total.
Mark Calcavecchia was runner-up and despite a final-round 68 he finished 5 shots behind Frost.
|Power Rankings: 3M Championship|
This week's Champions Tour Power Rankings for the 3M Championship: