Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial on the PGA Tour

Adam Scott of Australia poses with the after winning the 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
The winner of the Crowne Plaza Colonial - here, Adam Scott in 2014 - receives a large trophy and a tartan jacket. Scott Halleran/Getty Images

There has been a PGA Tour tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth going back decades, but in recent years it has been through multiple name changes. It became known as the Dean & DeLuca Invitational beginning in 2016 when the chain of upscale grocery stores took over the title sponsorship from Crowne Plaza.

But in 2018, the tournament name reverted to Fort Worth Invitational when a new title sponsor wasn't found by tourney time.

In 2019, the Charles Schwab financial company took over as title sponsor, and the tournament gained a new name: Charles Schwab Challenge. This event has has traditionally been referted to as "The Colonial" by players and fans alike, and "Colonial"—from its host course, Colonial Country Club—was always part of its official name until 2016.

The Colonial is part of the tour's Texas swing, typically paired on the Spring part of the schedule in back-to-back weeks with the Byron Nelson Championship. The Colonial is played in Fort Worth; the Nelson in Dallas. And the Colonial was always associated with Ben Hogan, although he never had an official role as tournament host.

2019 Charles Schwab Challenge

  • When: May 23-26, 2019
  • Where: Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Ticket info

2018 Fort Worth Invitational
Justin Rose carded 66s in the first and third rounds and 64s in the second and final rounds to win by three strokes.

Rose's winning total was 260, 20-under par at Colonial. The runner-up was Brooks Koepka. It was Rose's ninth career win on the PGA Tour.

2017 Dean & DeLuca Invitational
Kevin Kisner held off defending champ Jordan Spieth to win by one stroke. Kisner, who was in third place entering the final round, shot 66 in Round 4 to finish at 10-under 270.

Spieth, the 2016 winner, fired a final-round 65 and finished at 9-under. Tied with Spieth in second were Sean O'Hair and Jon Rahm. It was Kisner's second career win on the PGA Tour.

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Fort Worth Invitational Records

  • Overall: 259 - Zach Johnson, 2010
  • Tournament course record: 61 - Keith Clearwater, Lee Janzen, 1993; Greg Kraft, 1999; Kenny Perry, Justin Leonard, 2003; Chad Campbell, 2004; Kevin Na, 2018
  • Victories: 5 - Ben Hogan

Fort Worth Invitational Golf Courses

One guess as to where the PGA Tour's Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial is played. That's right, at Colonial. Fort Worth's Colonial Country Club, to be exact. Colonial was where this tournament was founded, and where it's been played every year of it existence.

Colonial plays as a par-70 during PGA Tour week.

Facts, Figures and Trivia about The Colonial

  • The Colonial has been played at Colonial Country Club since 1946. That makes it the longest-running "regular" (as opposed to the major Masters) Tour event still at its original site.
  • Colonial Country Club is nicknamed "Hogan's Alley" because of the success Ben Hogan had at the course.
  • Hogan won The Colonial the first two times it was played (1946-47), won back-to-back again in 1952-53, and won a fifth time in 1959. Hogan's five wins is still the tournament record.
  • No other golfer has won Colonial in back-to-back years.
  • Hogan's fifth win here, in 1959, was his final PGA Tour victory.
  • In 2003, Annika Sorenstam received a sponsor's exemption into the Colonial field, becoming the first woman since 1945 to play a PGA Tour event. She shot 71-74 and missed the cut.
  • Like at The Masters where the winner receives the Green Jacket, the Colonial also presents the winner with a jacket. The Colonial champion gets a tartan jacket.

Winners of the Fort Worth Invitational

Here are the tournament winners dating to the event's founding in 1946. Other names under which it has been played are noted here. (p-playoff; w-weather shortened)

Fort Worth Invitational
2018 - Justin Rose, 260

 

Dean & DeLuca Invitational
2017 - Kevin Kisner, 270
2016 - Jordan Spieth, 263

Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
2015 - Chris Kirk, 268
2014 - Adam Scott-p, 271
2013 - Boo Weekley, 266
2012 - Zach Johnson, 268
2011 - David Toms, 265
2010 - Zach Johnson, 259
2009 - Steve Stricker-p, 263
2008 - Phil Mickelson, 266
2007 - Rory Sabbatini, 266

Bank of America Colonial
2006 - Tim Herron-p, 268
2005 - Kenny Perry, 261
2004 - Steve Flesch, 269
2003 - Kenny Perry, 261
2002 - Nick Price, 267

MasterCard Colonial
2001 - Sergio Garcia, 267
2000 - Phil Mickelson, 268
1999 - Olin Browne, 272
1998 - Tom Watson, 265
1997 - David Frost, 265
1996 - Corey Pavin, 272

Colonial National Invitation
1995 - Tom Lehman, 271

Southwestern Bell Colonial
1994 - Nick Price-p, 266
1993 - Fulton Allem, 264
1992 - Bruce Lietzke-p, 267
1991 - Tom Purtzer, 267
1990 - Ben Crenshaw, 272
1989 - Ian Baker-Finch, 270

Colonial National Invitation Tournament
1988 - Lanny Wadkins, 270
1987 - Keith Clearwater, 266
1986 - Dan Pohl-p-w, 205
1985 - Corey Pavin, 266
1984 - Peter Jacobsen-p, 270
1983 - Jim Colbert-p, 278
1982 - Jack Nicklaus, 273
1981 - Fuzzy Zoeller, 274
1980 - Bruce Lietzke, 271
1979 - Al Geiberger, 274
1978 - Lee Trevino, 268
1977 - Ben Crenshaw, 272
1976 - Lee Trevino, 273
1975 - No Tournament
1974 - Rod Curl, 276
1973 - Tom Weiskopf, 276
1972 - Jerry Heard, 275
1971 - Gene Littler, 283
1970 - Homero Blancas, 273
1969 - Gardner Dickinson, 278
1968 - Billy Casper, 275
1967 - Dave Stockton, 278
1966 - Bruce Devlin, 280
1965 - Bruce Crampton, 276
1964 - Billy Casper, 279
1963 - Julius Boros, 279
1962 - Arnold Palmer-p, 281
1961 - Doug Sanders, 281
1960 - Julius Boros, 280
1959 - Ben Hogan-p, 285
1958 - Tommy Bolt, 282
1957 - Roberto De Vicenzo, 284
1956 - Mike Souchak, 280
1955 - Chandler Harper, 276
1954 - Johnny Palmer, 280
1953 - Ben Hogan, 282
1952 - Ben Hogan, 279
1951 - Cary Middlecoff, 282
1950 - Sam Snead, 277
1949 - No Tournament
1948 - Clayton Heafner, 272
1947 - Ben Hogan, 279
1946 - Ben Hogan, 279