When: May 24-27, 2018
Where: Colonial Country Club, Ft Worth, Texas
Format: Stroke Play
Defending Champion: Kevin Kisner
TV Coverage: GOLF Channel and CBS
The PGA Tour travels to the state of Texas for the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational May 24-27, 2018. The event is one of only five invitationals on the PGA Tour and dates all the way back to 1946.
The tournament has had several sponsors over the years. Crowne Plaza, Bank of America, MasterCard and Southwestern Bell to name a few. The sponsors have changed but Colonial Country Club has been the host track since 1946.
Colonial has withstood the test of time and new technology to still be one of the more challenging venues on the PGA Tour. It measures only 7,209 yards and plays to a par 70. What makes the course so difficult are the severe doglegs and tight driving areas. Last year Kevin Kisner won and was only 10-under par.
Ben Hogan won the first Invitational and holds the record with five wins. Other past champions include Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth.
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The Colonial has been played since 1946. The players of today know they are competing on the same hallowed ground as the great Ben Hogan won the championship five times in his hometown.
His legacy permeates the event, and that's just part of the tradition that helps make the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial what it is, one of the most prestigious events on the PGA Tour. It is well known, even to casual golf fans, because of the distinctive red plaid jacket that is awarded to the winner.
Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas features one of the country's, and world's, highest ranked golf courses. Built in 1936, the traditional layout attracts pros from all over the world who appreciate its overall challenge. As long as golf course rankings have been made, Colonial has always made America’s top 100, one of the few PGA TOUR courses to do so.
Colonial is a par 70 course that measures just over 7,000 yards in length. The tournament is a normal stroke play event, with the winner being the player who cards the lowest score over 72 holes. They do play a playoff if more than one player is tied after 72 holes.
The Colonial Golf Tournament has a long and distinguished list of champions. Winners of the Colonial include: Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Lee Trevino, Ben Crenshaw, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Phil Mickleson. In fact Hogan, Casper and Crenshaw were some of the multiple time winners of this distinguished tournament. The 2009 purse was $6,200,000, with $1,116,000 going to winner Steve Stricker.
Kevin Kisner produced six birdies in a final round four-under-par 66 to win the Dean & Deluca Invitational.
American Kisner, 33, trailed overnight leader Webb Simpson by three strokes before clinching the second PGA Tour title of his career.
Defending champion Jordan Spieth, 23, was tied second with fellow American Sean O'Hair and Spain's Jon Rahm, while Simpson finished fifth in Texas.
England's Paul Casey started the day tied second but ended tied in 10th.
The 39-year-old recorded four bogeys in a torrid final round.
Simpson, who had a two-stroke lead going into the final round, bogeyed the first and last holes.
Rahm, 22, had the best chance to force a play-off, but missed a 10-foot birdie putt at the last as Kisner overcame late nerves to secure victory.
He had a bogey at the 16th before sinking a five-foot par-saving putt at the final hole.
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