The long running PGA TOUR tournament at The Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth has been renamed The Fort Worth Invitational.
Under various names, a PGA TOUR tournament has been held every year at The Colonial since 1946.
In 2011, I had the amazing opportunity to play in the Colonial Invitational Pro-Am when it was the Crowne Plaza Invitational At Colonial. Mrs. GolfBlogger and I came away with a lifetime of memories from that event and are forever grateful to Crowne Plaza.
Crowne Plaza stepped away from the tournament two years ago, and a grocery store, Dean & Deluca, stepped in. Although Dean & Deluca had a six year agreement, they were unable to continue.
To fill the vacuum, American Airlines, AT&T, XTO Energy and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad stepped up. The tournament now is known as the Fort Worth Invitational.
I have been twice to play golf in Texas, and have to say it is one of my favorite places to visit. Fort Worth is terrific, as is Austin. I would love to make a return visit to the Lone Star State.