The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Golf Tournament Experience:
First year played:
1946 Location: Fort Worth, Texas Course: Colonial Country Club
The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial is a golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas. It is commonly known as the Colonial Golf Tournament. The new name came from a 6-year sponsorship contract that Crowne Plaza signed with the tournament. Prior to that Bank of America had been the title sponsor of the tournament. The Colonial has been played since 1946. It is well known, even to casual golf fans, because of the distinctive red plaid jacket that is awarded to the winner.
The Colonial is an invitational golf tournament, which means that all of the players who participate are invited to play. It has been played on luxurious Colonial Country Club for many years, and is one of the few tournaments that did not changes courses over its history. 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. So buy your Colonial Golf Tournament tickets today and get out to see this great golf event!