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Encyclopedia > Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
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The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It has been played annually in May in Fort Worth, Texas on the course at the Colonial Country Club. It is one of four invitational tournaments held on the PGA Tour. It is also the longest running event on the Tour still being held at the original site. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Golfer after swing. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Cowtown Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government Counties Tarrant County Denton County Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Geographical characteristics Area     City 298. ...


Colonial Country Club announced on July 25, 2006, that Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts has signed a six-year contract to be the title sponsor through 2012. The hotel chain replaces Bank of America, which decided not to renew its deal after four years, including the tournament's 50th anniversary in May. Crowne Plaza is a chain of upscale hotels catering to the business/meetings market. ... Typical Bank of America consumer banking center Bank of America (BofA) NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648 , based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the largest commercial bank in the United States measured in assets, and the third-largest company in the world by the 2006 Forbes Global 2000. ...


The 2006 purse is $6,000,000, with $1,080,000 going to the winner.


The tournament was founded in 1946 as the Colonial National Invitation Tournament. The tournament honors the history of golf by using an official Scottish tartan plaid jacket, for it champions and top committee chairmen. Another tradition feeding Colonial history is the beautiful Wall of Champions on the first tee. Engraved with the name and score of each champion dating back to the 1941 U.S. Open, the marble display casts a reverence over the start of any player's round. In 2003, Annika Sörenstam became the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event since Babe Zaharias. However, Sorenstam missed the cut after rounds of 71 and 75. Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78... A tartan is a specific woven pattern that often signifies a particular Scottish clan in the modern era. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... (born October 9, 1970) is a Swedish professional golfer and is arguably the greatest female golfer ever. ... In 2003 Annika Sörenstam was invited to play in The Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, making her the first woman to play in a PGA event since Babe Zaharias, who qualified for the 1945 Los Angeles Open. ... Mildred Ella Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 in Port Arthur, Texas – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete, who excelled in many sports. ...


The tournament is unofficially associated with Ben Hogan, who won the tournament several times and was associated with the Fort Worth area.


Champion's Choice Tradition

Every year, these champions select two deserving young players to compete in the tournament, who otherwise would not have been eligible. It's a unique PGA Tour tradition known as the Champion's Choice invitation. Pros who made their first appearance at Colonial as a Champion's Choice include Al Geiberger, Tom Weiskopf, Craig Stadler, Curtis Strange, Mark O'Meara, Paul Azinger and Davis Love III. Dave Stockton won the event as a Champion's Choice in 1967, and five other choices through the years have eventually won the event. Al Geiberger (born September 1, 1937 in Red Bluff, California, USA) is an American golfer. ... Tom Weiskopf (b 9 November 1942 Massillon, Ohio) is an American golfer whose best years came in the mid 1970s. ... Craig Stadler (born June 2, 1953 in San Diego, California) is an American professional golfer. ... Curtis Northrup Strange (born 1955) is a U.S. golfer. ... Mark OMeara (born January 13, 1957 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is an American golfer who was a prolific tournament winner on the PGA Tour and around the world from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. ... Paul Azinger (b. ... Davis Love III (ie Davis Love the Third) is an American professional golfer born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 13, 1964. ... Dave Stockton (Born November 2, 1941 San Bernardino, California) is an American golfer who was prominent on the PGA Tour from the middle of the 1960s to the late 1970s. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


Winners

Bank of America Colonial

MasterCard Colonial Tim Herron (born February 6, 1970 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a American golfer. ... Kenny Perry (born August 10, 1960 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky) is an American professional golfer. ... Steve Flesch is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour, best known for his come-from-behind victory at the 2004 Colonial Golf Championship. ... Kenny Perry (born August 10, 1960 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky) is an American professional golfer. ...

Colonial National Invitational Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980 in Castellon, Spain), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish golfer who plays both on the United States PGA TOUR and the PGA European Tour. ... Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing), is an American professional golfer. ... Olin Browne is a PGA golfer. ... // Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA Tour events. ... David Frost (born 11 September 1959 in Cape Town) is a South African golfer who has more than twenty professional tournament wins to his name, spread across four continents. ... Corey Pavin (b. ...

Southwestern Bell Colonial Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ...

Colonial National Invitation Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... // Fulton Peter Fulty Allem (born September 15, 1957 in Kroonstad, Orange Free State, South Africa) is a South African professional golfer. ... // Bruce Alan Lietzke (born July 18, 1951 in Kansas city [1]) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... // Tom Purtzer (born December 5, 1951) is an American professional golfer who has won tournaments on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. ... Ben Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952 in Austin, Texas) is an American golfer. ... Ian Baker-Finch (born 24 October 1960 in Nambour, Australia) is an Australian professional golfer who is best known for winning The Open Championship in 1991. ...


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Other Tournaments: Canadian Open | 84 Lumber Classic | AT&T Pro-Am | B.C. Open | Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial | Barclays Classic | Bay Hill Invitational | BellSouth Classic | Bob Hope Chrysler Classic | Booz Allen Classic | Buick Championship | Buick Invitational | Buick Open | Chrysler Championship | Chrysler Classic of Greensboro | Chrysler Classic of Tucson | Cialis Western Open | Deutsche Bank Championship | EDS Byron Nelson Championship | FBR Open | FedEx St. Jude Classic | Ford Championship at Doral | Frys.com Open | FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort | Honda Classic | The INTERNATIONAL | John Deere Classic | Memorial Tournament | Nissan Open | Reno-Tahoe Open | Shell Houston Open | Sony Open in Hawaii | Southern Farm Bureau Classic | U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee | Verizon Heritage | Wachovia Championship | Western Open | Zurich Classic of New Orleans | see also: FedEx Cup

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The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The FedEx Cup is a proposed championship trophy for the PGA Tour that will be mens professional golfs first playoff. ...

External links

  • Official tournament website
  • PGATOUR.com Tournament website

 
 

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