Know the Course: Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club

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    Location: Fort Worth, TX
    Course: Colonial Country Club
    Architect: Perry Maxwell
    Grass: Bermuda (tee-to-green), Bentgrass (greens)
    Par: 70
    Yardage: 7,209
    2021 Winner: Jason Kokrak (-14)
    2021 Cut Line: +1
    Field: 120 Players
    Cut: Low 70 scores with ties
    2022 Favorites: Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, & Jordan Spieth (+1200)
    Purse: $8.4M (1st gets $1.51M)
    Trophy: The Leonard Trophy
    Weather Forecast:

    Course Facts

    • Colonial sported the first bent-grass greens in Texas when it opened in 1936
    • The club has hosted an annual PGA Tour event, the Colonial National Invitation, since 1946; it is the longest running non-major tour event to be held at the same venue
    • 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
    • The club features a Hogan Trophy Room, honoring his legacy with trophies, memorabilia, video and other items from his legendary career
    • Colonial hosted the 1941 U.S. Open, the first time that event was held south of the Mason-Dixon line (won by Craig Wood)
    • Colonial also hosted the 1975 Players Championship, and the 1991 U.S. Women’s Open. No other course has held a U.S. Open, a Players Championship and an annual PGA TOUR event
    • The course features a difficult 3-hole stretch known as the “Horrible Horseshoe” for the shape the 3rd, 4th, and 5th holes make on the course map
    • The par-4 fifth hole tops the list for difficulty at 7,945 strokes over par. Ranking second is the 483-yard par-4 third hole, a dogleg left, at 5,440 over par. The third most difficult is the 247-yard par-3 fourth hole at 4,503 over par.
    • In 2019, the Horrible Horseshoe played 284 over par, the most difficult three-hole stretch on the PGA Tour that season

    Tournament Facts

    • Formerly known as the Colonial National Invitational, it became the Charles Schwab Challenge in 2019 as the tournament sponsor
    • This tournament is 1 of 5 invitational tournaments on the PGA Tour schedule
    • The Charles Schwab Challenge is the longest running event on the PGA Tour still being held at the original site (since 1946 — first won by Ben Hogan, 5x winner)
    • The Charles Schwab Challenge honors the history of golf by using an official Scottish royal tartan plaid jacket for its champions and top committee chairmen (started in 1952)
    • Each champion’s name appears on the Leonard Trophy, which resides year round at the club, and bears the name of all winners dating back to 1946
    • Every year, Colonial champions select two players to compete in the tournament, who otherwise would not have been eligible — a unique PGA Tour tradition known as the “Champions’ Choice” invitation
    • Annika Sörenstam played in the 2003 tournament and became the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event in 58 years
    • 10 players have won this tournament 2x (includes Zach Johnson & Phil Mickelson), no one has won 3x or more besides Ben Hogan with 5 wins



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