The tour stop and seven-year agreement had been widely reported previously, so it does not come as a surprise. The dates for the new tournament will be made official in the coming weeks with the 2018-19 schedule release from the PGA Tour.
This will be the first time a PGA Tour event has been in the state since the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska.
Lehman also said he expects some extensive renovations around the TPC Twin Cities course prior to the PGA Tour stop next year because of available real estate behind the course.
In late 2017, the PGA Tour announced that its flagship event, the PGA Championship, would move to May from August, beginning with Bethpage Black in Long Island in 2019.
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Starting in next year, the world's top golfers will converge at the TPC Twin Cities golf club in Blaine for the 3M Open, the PGA Tour and 3M announced Monday. "We've formed a great relationship with PGA TOUR Champions over the last 25 years and are excited to build on that partnership with the 3M Open".
Minnesota is known for its fervent support of golf, which extends to the U.S. Women's Open in 2008 and the Solheim Cup in 2002, both at Interlachen.
3M's long-time PGA TOUR Champions partner Pro Links Sports will manage the 3M Open.