Fans’ guide to Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

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When: Monday through May 26

(Tournament rounds are Thursday-Sunday)

Where: Colonial

Country Club

Purse: $6.4 million

Winner’s share: $1,152,000

Defending champion: Zach Johnson

Ticket information: Tickets can be purchased online at or at the official ticket outlet located on the east side of University Drive, across from University Park Village, three blocks from the course. No tickets will be sold at the course entry gates during tournament week. Public ticket prices: Champions Club badge (Wed.-Sun.), $225; Grounds badge (Wed.-Sun.), $100; Daily ticket, $45 (one-day admission, Wednesday-Sunday). Daily youth tickets (ages 13-17) are $15. Children 12 and under are free. No tickets are needed Monday or Tuesday. Tickets also can be purchased at area Tom Thumb stores.

Television: Thursday-Friday rounds (Golf Channel, 2-5 p.m.). Saturday-Sunday rounds (Golf Channel, Noon-1:30 p.m.; KTVT/Ch. 11, 2-5 p.m.).

Parking: Public parking available at Farrington Field (University Drive & Lancaster) and TCU’s Amon Carter Stadium, beginning Wednesday. Cost is $10 per day at both locations. Cost includes round-trip shuttle bus service to and from Colonial. Free buses for Youth Clinic attendees on Monday run from the TCU lot only. Limited Tuesday shuttles run from TCU as well, beginning at 1 p.m.

Will Call Note: Patrons utilizing the offsite Will Call office, located in the city park off Rogers Road, should go by Will Call before parking their car for the tournament. Will Call is not near the main tournament entrances. After picking up their packet, patrons should then drive to their designated parking lot. For maps and other information, go to and click on “Spectator Info.”

Tournament highlights: Monday (free admission): Hogan Pro-am, beginning at 10 a.m. with tee times off holes No. 1 and No. 10; Nike Youth Clinic, 5 p.m. on west end of driving range (Note: kids, do not bring golf clubs to the clinic); Youth Clinic will feature an appearance by a Nike Golf touring pro and Radio Disney personality Spencer Boldman. Tuesday (free admission): Practice rounds all day; Wednesday: Crowne Plaza Pro-am, beginning at 6:50 a.m.; Thursday-Sunday: Tournament rounds. Awards ceremony on 18th green following final round.

Mobile Device Policy: All mobile devices must remain on silent mode at all times. Phone calls can be received or made only in designated Cell Phone Zones located on-course and identified with signage. Mobile devices may not be used for video recording at any time, and cannot be used for still photography Thursday-Sunday.

Spectator notes: The following items are prohibited on the course: large purses or bags, firearms, backpacks, clipboards, cameras (not allowed Thursday-Sunday), glass containers or alcohol. These items will be confiscated if brought to the tournament. All purses and bags will be inspected. No large bags allowed. Small stools/sports chairs are allowed.

Inclement weather policy: Observe the leaderboards throughout the golf course for “weather warning” signs that will appear prior to inclement weather moving into the area. When this sign appears, spectators are advised to take precautions prior to play being suspended. If the siren sounds, seek shelter immediately. Avoid open areas, hilltops or high places, isolated trees, golf carts and wire fences.

Autograph information: Posters and autograph items larger than 8-x-12 inches should not be brought to the tournament. Clipboards are not allowed. Player autograph area under awning outside the players’ locker room.

For additional information: Visit or call 817-927-4280.

Colonial comes to Sundance Square

The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial will offer entertainment downtown in Sundance Square. The Michelob Ultra 19th Hole in Sundance Square will be open Wednesday through Friday, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day, on the southwest corner of the Sundance Square area (bordered by 4th, 5th, Throckmorton and Houston streets). There will be games, Colonial golf on big screen TVs and live music each evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Performers include the Josh Weathers Band (Wednesday), Blue Edmondson (Thursday) and Quaker City Nigh Hawks (Friday). The event is free.

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