2018 Fort Worth Invitational Spectator Information

By Ryan Watson

The Fort Worth Invitational, known formerly as Dean & DeLuca Invitational, is being held May 24-27 at the Colonial Country Club. The tournament was first contested in 1946, and only Augusta National has hosted more uninterrupted PGA Tour tournaments. The course was designed in 1936 by Perry Maxwell and John Bredemus and is known for its challenging layout requiring accurate shotmaking and excellent course management. The course is only one of five invitational tournaments on the PGA Tour, with a smaller field of 125 players and no Monday Qualifying. It is well known for the Champion’s Choice tradition, where two young golfers are chosen by former champions to receive a coveted invitation to the event. 

 

Spectator Information

Fans looking to attend the tournament to see if 2017 champion Kevin Kisner can defend his title or if a new champion will wear the tartan blazer have many ticketing options. Before the tournament officially begins, fans can attend the Hogan Pro-Am on Monday, May 21st and practice rounds on Tuesday, May 22nd without a ticket to view their favorite pros getting ready for the tournament. Be sure to get your photos with the statue of Ben Hogan, Fort Worth’s favorite son and legendary golfer, whose 5 wins are more than any other player. A view of the Wall of Champions containing the engraved name of every Fort Worth Invitational champions located before the 1st hole is another spot that is best visited during the practice rounds when the grounds are less busy. 

Tickets for the tournament rounds come in several packages. Daily Tickets are $50 for adults and $15 for youth aged 13-17. Kids 12 and under are free. Weekly Grounds Badges are available for $125 and give fans access to grounds for the entire week. Fans can also opt for Champions Club tickets starting at $95 for daily access or $250 for the entire week. The Champions Club is fully air conditioned venue with food and beverage options available for purchase. Fans can watch the action while enjoying a comfortable viewing atmosphere. Other exclusive packages include the Hogan Club @ 18 for $250 daily. Spectators enjoy a complimentary buffet and beverages while watching the 18th hole from an open air skybox. Last, the Patio Club @ 16 includes clubhouse access as well as complimentary buffet and beverages at the full bar at this venue overlooking the 16th hole. Daily tickets to the Patio Club are available $275. Complimentary tickets are also available for active, reserve and retired military personnel and up to 3 of their dependents. Military tickets also come with access to the American Airlines Patriots Outpost. 

Once inside the grounds, be sure and visit Main Street pavilion to purchase merchandise, play games, and enjoy the full PGA FanZone experience. Fans can also enjoy the D&M Autograph Zones areounf the 9th and 18th holes. This is the only place on the course where autographs are permitted. The most popular hole to watch the action on is the famous 13th hole. Fans who want the best seats on the 13th should be prepared to get to the grounds when gates open at 6:30am CT. 

Media Coverage

For Fans unable to see the action in person, television coverage is available through the Golf Channel and CBS. The Golf Channel provides coverage  4-7pm ET Thursday and Friday and 1-2:45pm ET Saturday and Sunday. CBS will provide primetime coverage of the third and fourth rounds 3-6pm ET on Saturday and Sunday. Streaming services is provided on Thursday and Friday by PGA Tour Live from 8am-7pm ET. Radio coverage is provided by PGA Tour Radio on Sirius XM and online at PGATour.com Thursday and Friday 1-7pm ET and Saturday and Sunday 1-6pm ET. 

 

 


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About The Author

Ryan Watson is a freelance sportswriter and history professor. He has been an avid fan of golf since his father signed him up for golf camp as a young child. Ryan enjoys following the professional game and learning about new equipment and gadgets.

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