Dean & DeLuca Invitational Tournament 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

This golf tournament on the PGA Tour became known as the Dean & DeLuca Invitational beginning in 2016 when the chain of upscale grocery stores took over the title sponsorship. It had been called the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial from 2007 through 2015. It has traditionally be refered 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.

2018 Tournament

  • When: May 24-27
  • Where: Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas

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.

2016 Tournament
Third-round leader Jordan Spieth shot 65 in the final round to claim his second PGA Tour victory of 2016, and the eighth of his career.

Spieth finished at 17-under 263, three ahead of runner-up Harris English. But Spieth wasn't in control until he pitched in for birdie on the 17th hole.

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Dean & DeLuca 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
  • Victories: 5 - Ben Hogan

Dean & DeLuca Invitational Golf Courses

One guess as to where the PGA Tour Crowne Plaza 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 for 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 Dean & DeLuca 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)

    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