PGA Tournament at Colonial Country Club Gets a New Name


The PGA Tour's annual tournament held at Colonial Country Club has a new name for 2018: the Fort Worth Invitational.

“We are thrilled, and think it very appropriate, that this year’s tournament will be named the Fort Worth Invitational,” Rob Doby, president of Colonial Country Club, said in a statement. “The City of Fort Worth, the business community and our fans have played a huge role over many decades in making this event what it is today. It is as much their tournament as it is the members of Colonial Country Club.”

The name change comes after gourmet food retailer Dean and DeLuca decided to end its sponsorship last year. This year, the tournament will be sponsored by American Airlines, AT&T, XTO Energy Inc., and Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

According to Tournament Chairman Rob Hood, the tournament will continue working with the PGA Tour to secure a title sponsor for future years. 

“We are so grateful to the Fort Worth community for stepping in with their support of the Fort Worth Invitational,” Hood said in a statement. “It speaks to the special nature of Fort Worth and its people."

The Fort Worth Invitational is scheduled for May 21-27.