DEAN & DELUCA INVITATIONAL 2018 BETTING BONUS CODE
Date: May 21-27, 2018
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
First year played: 1946
Purse: $6.7 million
Winning Share: $1,170,000
FedExCup Points: 500
Def Champ: Kevin Kisner
The Dean & DeLuca Invitational, formely Crowne Plaza Invitational, is played every May, and it is one of four invitational tournaments held on the PGA Tour, and at 64 years is also the longest running PGA event still to be held at its original site.
Colonial Country Club announced on July 25, 2006, that Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts had inked a six-year deal to be the title sponsor through 2015, thus replacing Bank of America, which decided not to renew its deal after four years of sponsorship including the tournament’s 60th anniversary of play that May. The 2009 purse was $6,200,000, with $1,116,000 going to winner Steve Stricker.
Dean & DeLuca, a chain of upscale grocery stores, became the title sponsor in 2016.
Founded by the Colonial National Invitation Tournament in 1946, the event is known for honoring the history of golf by its use of an official Scottish tartan plaid jacket. The jacket is worn by its champions and top committee chairmen. Yet another tradition adding to 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 homage over the start of any player’s round.
The Colonial Golf Tournament has a long and distinguished list of champions. Winners of the Colonial include: Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Lee Trevino, Ben Crenshaw, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Phil Mickleson. In fact Hogan, Casper and Crenshaw were some of the multiple time winners of this distinguished tournament.
2017 DEAN & DELUCA INVITATIONAL WINNER: KEVIN KISNER
2016 DEAN & DELUCA INVITATIONAL WINNER: JORDAN SPIETH
2015 CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL WINNER: CHRIS KIRK
Chris Kirk made up for an errant tee shot at No. 18 with a par-saving and winning 7-foot putt after playing partner Brandt Snedeker’s birdie try slid by the hole.
2014 CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL WINNER
Adam Scott won 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational in a dramatic three-hole playoff at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
2013 CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL WINNER
Boo Weekley wins the 2013 Crowne Plaza Invitational ay Colonial. Weekley shot 14-under par for the tournament to hold on to a slim win for his 3rd PGA career victory. Between Weekley, Matt Kuchar and Scott Stallings. Stallings had an incredible front nine with six birdies, but he fell apart down the stretch, getting a bogey on hole 10 and a critical double bogey on hole 15.
2012 CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL WINNER
Zach Johnson held off Jason Dufner with a 14-under to win the 2012 Crowne Plaza Inviatational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Johnson was assessed a two stroke penalty on the final hole, but instead entered the 18th with a three-stroke lead and won.
2011 CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL WINNER
David Toms nearly won The PLAYERS Championship, but lost in a playoff. This time, Toms closed the deal on the final day, after squandering a sizable lead after Round 3, at the 2011 Crowne Plaza Invitational. It’s the first victory for Toms, a one-time major winner, in 5 years.
2010 CROWNE PLAZA INVITATIONAL WINNER
Zach Johnson won at Hogan’s Alley with a tournament record 21-under 259, sealing his victory with a pair of birdies in the short span of play in between two late weather delays Sunday. When Johnson drained a 14-foot birdie putt at the 17th hole to take a two-stroke lead over Brian Davis, he had a wide smile on his face and emphatically pumped his fist.
2009 Crowne Plaza Invitational Winner
Stricker stayed at it, though. A chip-in birdie on 17 helped him get in a three-man playoff. Then, lucky to be playing a second extra hole, he put his approach just 3 feet from the cup and knocked it right in to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational. Stricker, who earned $1,116,000, led after two rounds with a 36-hole tournament record of 126. He moved back ahead with birdies on Nos. 5 and 6 on Sunday, then followed with consecutive bogeys. When he missed a 4-footer on No. 16, Stricker seemed out of contention. His chances looked even worse when he was in fluffy grass behind the 17th green.