Tim Herron

Wayzata pro golfer Tim Herron got a hole in one at the inaugural 3M Open on July 4.

BLAINE — Tim Herron owes a lot of people a drink.

The professional golfer from Wayzata shot a hole-in-one at the inaugural 3M Open on Thursday, July 4. His ace came on the par-3 eighth hole. Lumpy, as he’s affectionately called, used a 5-iron.

“Very appropriate that it was Minnesota native @PGALumpy with the first ace in history of @3MOpen,” PGA Tour Communications (@PGATOURCOMMS) tweeted Thursday, July 4.

This was Herron’s first hole-in-one since 2003 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the tweet noted. There have been 31 aces on the PGA Tour this season, according to Golfweek.

Herron finished Thursday’s round — the first round of the tournament — with a two-over 73. After shooting a three-over 74 on Friday, Herron did not make the cut.

It is an unwritten rule in golf that when someone gets a hole-in-one, they buy everyone in the bar a drink. It’s not clear how Herron celebrated his ace following Thursday’s round or if he did so with his namesake beer, Lumpy’s Lager.

Matthew Wolff won the 3M Open, his first PGA Tour victory, with a 21-under 263 in all four rounds of play.

The 3M Open was held at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine from July 4-7.

Melissa Turtinen is the multimedia reporter for Lakeshore Weekly News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.


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