Fort Worth Invitational betting tips & predictions – the Fort Worth Invitational (formerly known as the Dean & Deluca Invitational and Crowne Plaza Invitational) is played annually in Fort Worth, Texas at Colonial Country Club.
The tournament was founded in 1946 as the Colonial National Invitation and honours the history of golf by using an official Scottish tartan jacket for its champions. Colonial has a Wall of Champions on the first tee engraved with the name and score of each champion.
The tournament is unofficially associated with Ben Hogan and is commonly referred to as Hogan’s Alley. The long-time Fort Worth resident won the tournament five times.
The Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial is one of only five tournaments given “invitational” status by the PGA Tour and consequently has a reduced field of approximately 120 players. The other four tournaments with invitational status are the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the RBC Heritage, the Memorial Tournament, and The National.
Colonial has a unique PGA Tour tradition known as the Champion’s Choice invitation. Each year, former champions select two deserving young players, who otherwise would be ineligible, to compete in the tournament.
Pros who made their first appearance at the Fort Worth Invitational as a Champion’s Choice include Al Geiberger, Tom Weiskopf, Craig Stadler, Curtis Strange, Mark O’Meara, Paul Azinger and Davis Love III. In 2003 Annika Sörenstam played in the tournament missing the cut after rounds of 71 and 74.
The course at Colonial Country Club was designed by John Bredemus and Perry Maxwell. It is a standard Par 70 (35-35) measuring 7,200+ yards. The three hole stretch 3-5 is known as the “Horrible Horseshoe“. ‘Horseshoe’ because the three holes swing around in a ‘U’ shape and ‘Horrible’ because they are not easy.
Colonial is all about accuracy, both off the tee and from the fairway. It is a tight tree-lined layout with lots of dog-legs and water is in play on six holes. Players need to avoid the fairway bunkers and find the right portion of the fairways to attack the small greens.
Colonial is a true shot-maker’s golf course requiring players to shape the ball off the tee. It demands precision and rewards good ball-strikers. Good scrambling is vital and the Texas winds form part of the course’s defense.
Fort Worth Invitational Betting Tips 2018
Please check back on Wednesday 23rd May for the PGAgolfbets’ Fort Worth Invitational betting tips & predictions 2018 from Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.