Jerry Zgoda | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minnesota United FC

Jerry Zgoda covers Minnesota United FC and Major League Soccer for the Star Tribune.

Zgoda has been a Star Tribune sportswriter so long, his first beat directly out of college was covering the North Stars. In nearly 30 years, he has covered the NHL, the Wolves and the NBA twice (he missed the first Kevin Garnett era, which says something about his sense of timing), Gophers and NCAA athletics, the radio/TV beat, major-championship golf and outdoor recreation.

Cavner on first 3M Open: 'It was more than I could have hoped for'

The tournament's executive director and many golf fans were buzzing about the fabulous finish that crowned 20-year-old rookie Matthew Wolff champion.

20-year-old Wolff wins 3M Open with eagle on 18th hole

On Saturday, Matthew Wolff needed to borrow $60 to properly tip the locker room staff at the 3M Open. About 24 hours later, he won the $1.152 million payday in Blaine.

Was this the last Minnesota tournament for Lehman?

The large crowds gathered around TPC Twin Cities' closing 18th hole warmly welcomed 60-year-old Tom Lehman up the fairway and onto the green.

Three share lead going into final round of 3M Open

Recent collegians Fresh faces Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa are tied atop the leaderboard with second-round leader Bryson DeChambeau.

Bryson DeChambeau shoots 9-under 62, takes lead at 3M Open at 14 under

On a muggy, windless Friday morning, the 25-year-old took charge with a blistering second-round at TPC Twin Cities.

Golfer Scott Stallings sheds 55 pounds by dropping poor health habits

The three-time PGA Tour winner, who shot 66 in the second round of the 3M Open, has taken care of a number of issues that were making him exhausted.

Another pride of Perth excelling in a Minnesota tournament

Curtis Luck is doing well, two weeks after his childhood friend Hannah Green won at Hazeltine.

Piercy fires 9-under 62 to take 3M Open first-round lead

Scott Piercy leapfrogged Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Hadwin, who shot matching 64s in morning rounds at TPC Twin Cities, to grab the lead.

Drive to succeed: Koepka relishes courses like beefed-up TPC Twin Cities

In Brooks Koepka's world, difficult is good, and the more demanding a course, the better.

From '91 to now: Mickelson, Minnesota golf events go way back

Fond memories of Minnesota - from the 1991 U.S. Open to the Ryder Cup - brought Phil Mickelson to the first 3M Open.