2017 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational Expert Picks and Tournament Preview

DEAN & DELUCA Invitational LogoPreviously known as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial the 2017 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational became the title sponsor in the tournament’s 70th year. Although the name has changed, the tournament is still recognized as The Colonial and the winner also still gets to don a Scottish tartan plaid jacket.

The DEAN & DELUCA is one of only 5 PGA Tour events that are given the “Invitational” status and so the field is a smaller one at 125 players. Played at the Colonial Country Club, it is annually listed as one of America’s Top 100 golf courses and is also known as the House of Hogan. Players – especially those from Texas, cherish an invite to the Colonial Tournament and a new title sponsor will hopefully keep this great tournament a continuing success.

2017 DEAN and DELUCA Tourney Preview

The 2017 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational will have a solid field of PGA Tour golfers to pick from for your fantasy golf lineups. Players already committed are: Defending Champion Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Dufner, Paul Casey, Matt Kuchar and Jimmy Walker.

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Free Golf Contest for the Dean and Deluca

Dates - May 25 – May 28, 2017

Prize Pool - $6,900,000

First Place - $1,206,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Here is a Preview Video of last year's DEAN & DELUCA Invitational

Examine the Colonial Golf Course

Colonial CC Golf Course Dean and Deluca

2017 DEAN & DELUCA Golf Course

Name of Course – Colonial Country Club

Where is Colonial? - Fort Worth, TX

The Colonial PGA TournamentPar – 70

Yards – 7204

Slope Rating - 138

Year Built – 1936

Designed by - John Bredemus & Perry Maxwell

Past DEAN & DELUCA Champions

Jordan Spieth Defending ChampionJordan Spieth2016 – Jordan Spieth


Chris Kirk2015 – Chris Kirk


Adam Scott2014 - Adam Scott


Boo Weekley2013 - Boo Weekley


Other DEAN And DELUCA info - Trends, Tidbits

  • The DEAN & DELUCA Invitational is the longest running PGA Tour event still being held at the original golf course (since 1946)
  • Ben Hogan won this event 5 times (1946, 1947, 1952, 1953 and 1959) – no other golfer has won more than twice
  • 2016 is the 1st year that the Course name “Colonial” was not incorporated in the tournament name
  • Holes 3-5 are known as “The Horrible Horseshoe” a tough stretch on the course that can set the tone for a players’ tournament
  • Annika Sörenstam played the Colonial in 2003 and became the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event in 58 years – She missed the cut by 4 strokes

2017 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational Fantasy Golf Picks Info

With the event being played at Colonial you will want to look at Course History as a top strategy for making your fantasy golf picks. Look for players that finish high or at least make the cut consistently as your sleepers for the DEAN and DELUCA and then look at who is playing really well leading up to the tournament to round out your lineups. Start getting used to using golf strategies if you are going to learn how to step up your game for the DraftKings Fantasy Golf Millionaire (our affiliate partners). $33 and 6 Expert Fantasy Golf Picks could make you a Millionaire!

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Expert Picks for the Dean and Deluca