- May 22, 2017 - May 28, 2017
- Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Cir, Fort Worth, 76109
71ST DEAN & DELUCA INVITATIONAL
The DEAN & DELUCA Invitational is the longest running event on the PGA Tour still being held at the original site (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 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational what it is, one of the most prestigious events on the PGA TOUR.
As one of the few Invitationals on the PGA TOUR, our Eligibility Criteria annually attracts an elite field. 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. The club's founder, local businessman Marvin Leonard, was a visionary who also sponsored a young Hogan during his early struggles on Tour. That relationship helped forge a lifelong love affair between Colonial and Ben Hogan. The club features a Hogan Trophy Room, honoring his legacy with trophies, memorabilia, video and other items from his legendary career. Outside, overlooking the 18th green, stands a statue of Hogan, frozen at the top of his follow-through and gazing at the beautiful course forever. This truly is "Hogan's Alley."
Colonial hosted the 1941 U.S. Open, the first time that event was held south of the Mason-Dixon line. The championship was won by Craig Wood, and the event was such a success that Colonial launched its annual "DEAN & DELUCA Invitational" in 1946. Hogan won the first two years and helped elevate the event to international prominence quickly. 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.