Even when it rains, Colonial shines.
Through four waterlogged days at the 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, thousands of loyal fans squished through the mud and mire to cheer on their heroes -- particularly 21-year-old Dallas phenom and Masters champion Jordan Spieth, who nearly delivered a storybook ending with a birdie on No. 18.
In the end, Chris Kirk, a former Ben Hogan award winner for top collegiate golfer, earned the Colonial trophy with a par save at the last hole, edging Spieth and two others by one stroke.
As Kirk slipped on the Plaid Jacket on Sunday afternoon, the sun was shining (for once) and Hogan’s Alley sparkled, despite all the forces that had been working against it all week. The tournament finished on time and in front of a huge gallery -- a Fort Worth gallery that would not be denied its week in the sun.