The golf course, Corey Pavin once said, “makes you feel good.” Though, according to Ben Hogan, “a straight ball will get you in more trouble at Colonial than any course I know.”
Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, can both make you soft and harden you – and professional golf will need both following a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Colonial, the PGA Tour said Thursday, will host the Charles Schwab Challenge on June 11-14, the first tournament since events were either canceled or postponed following the first round of the Players Championship in mid-March. Founded in 1936, the course plays to a par of 70 and stretches across 7,209 yards. It hosted the 1941 U.S. Open, and past champions include Ben Hogan, who won at Colonial five times; Jack Nicklaus; Arnold Palmer; and Phil Mickelson.
“It’s one of the great golf courses of the world,” Curtis Strange once said, according to the Charles Schwab Challenge’s website. “Why can’t they build them like this today? This is one of those tournaments that, to me, is in the upper echelon. I could play this course every day for the rest of my life.”
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