2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

by Dan M | Posted on Sunday, April 26th, 2015


By Tom Ward
The 69th annual Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial will be played the week before the Byron Nelson. The tournament dates are May 18th-24th.
Already about two-thirds of the field is in place with Adam Scott returning to defend his championship which he won in a playoff with Jason Dufner last year.
Dallas native and current Masters champion Jordan Speith will be playing along with Jim Furyk who won last week for the first time in over 4 years at Hilton Head.
Local area players include Ryan Palmer, Hunter Mahan, Ben Crane and Rory Sabbatini. Also, the 2015 season tournament winners already committed to play are Matt Every, Brandt Snedeker, James Hahn, Charley Hoffman, Sang- Moon Bae, Robert Streb, Alex Cejka and Nick Taylor. Other players that have already committed are Retief Goosen, Bill Haas, Paul Casey, Davis Love III, Bo Van Pelt, Kevin Na and Jason Kokrak.
Former champions coming back to play feature Tom Watson, David Toms, Corey Pavin, Zach Johnson. Kenny Perry and Boo Weekly. More players are expected to commit soon.
Daily grounds tickets ( Wed-Sun) are $50. Weekly Grounds Badges( Wed-Sun) are $125. Champions Club Badge-$235. Youth ( ages 13-17)-$15. Kids ages 12 and under get in free. To purchase tickets or get more information visit the tournaments on-line website: CrownePlazaInvitational.com
The tournament will be televised  live Thursday through Sunday on the Golf Channel. Times: Thursday- Friday 3:00- 5:00 – Golf Channel. Live Saturday – Sunday on CBS. Times are 2:00 -5:00 CBS
This year a new public parking lot location has been added to help ensure plenty of availability for the event’s 2015 edition. Farrington filed has always been part of the Colonial parking mix, and now a large lot at Rockwood Lane will also accommodate spectators and shuttle them to and from the tournament. The Rockwood Lane lot is located off of University Drive, on the west side, between White Settlement Road and Jacksboro Highway. Farrington Filed is located slightly south of there, at the intersection of University Drive and Lancaster Avenue. Both lots are north of Interstate 30.  Cost to park and shuttle from either lot is $10 per care per day, or $40 for the week. The Farrington Field lot will begin operating Monday and Tuesday, during the practice rounds. The Rockwood Lane lot will begin operation Wednesday, with both lots running all day Wednesday –Sunday to shuttle patrons throughout the event in air-conditioned motor coaches. There will be no daily general public parking available at the TCU campus this year.
Tom Ward can be reached at www.teetimewithtom.com

Crown Plaza’s last year as sponsor
The Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial will need a new title sponsor after next monhts tournament.  The hotel chain has decided not to renew it’s contract after eight years of being the title sponsor.


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