2021 Charles Schwab Challenge Expert Picks and Tournament Preview

Charles Schwab Challenge LogoPreviously known as the Crowne Plaza Invitational, the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational and the Fort Worth Invitational, the tournament once again has a name change to the Charles Schwab Challenge. Although the name keeps changing, the tournament is still recognized as The Colonial and the winner also still gets to don a Scottish tartan plaid jacket.

The Charles Schwab Challenge is one of only 5 PGA Tour events that are given the “Invitational” status and so the field is a smaller one at 120 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.

Also, make sure you check out our Charles Schwab Challenge Sleeper Picks Page

2021 Charles Schwab Challenge Tourney Preview

The 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge is part of a busy stretch for top PGA Tour players. Last week had a major, next week is the Memorial Tournament and 2 weeks after that is the US Open.

Which players will commit to the tournament remains to be seen as well as some may take a pass on playing the week after a major. This is a smaller 120 golfer field and already has some top players coming so making picks and finding sleepers will be a bit easier given the names playing this week.

There will be a pretty star studded field for the Charles Schwab Challenge with many top golfers like Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Collin Morikawa and Gary Woodland making early commitments. For fantasy players there will be lots of names to consider for DFS lineups.

Course history will be an important fantasy golf strategy to use when making your picks for DraftKing's Birdie Golf Contest. It’s only $3 to play but if you are a first timer to our affiliate partner DraftKings then take advantage of our exclusive offer - When you sign up using our links, make a first time deposit and play in your 1st ever contest – if you somehow don't win, you'll get your entry back (up to $120). No need for a Promo Code or searching for top DraftKings Bonuses – We got you covered! This is a great offer to try out DraftKings golf game risk free.

Free Golf Contest for the Charles Schwab Challenge

Dates - May 27 - 30, 2021

Prize Pool - $7,500,000

First Place - $1,350,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Here is a Course fly over of the Charles Schwab Challenge

Examine the Colonial Golf Course

Colonial CC Golf Course Dean and Deluca

2021 Charles Schwab Challenge 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 Charles Schwab Challenge Champions

Daniel Berger Defending ChampionDaniel Berger2020 – Daniel Berger


Kevin Na2019 – Kevin Na


Justin Rose2018 - Justin Rose


Kevin Kisner2017 - Kevin Kisner


Other Charles Schwab Challenge info - Trends, Tidbits

  • The Charles Schwab Challenge 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

2021 Charles Schwab Challenge 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 Charles Schwab Challenge and then look at who is playing really well leading up to the tournament to round out your lineups.

Why you need expert picks for the 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge?

We have had a lot of positive feedback from our followers about GolfStats.com. They are a service that doesn’t just provide you with expert golf picks for fantasy golf lineups, but it also offers every bit of info and stats that you could ever want to make a better fantasy team. We talked about looking up course history but with GolfStats you can get everything on one site and not waste time looking at several other ones! Check out GolfStats.com and see if it will work for your expert picks research too!

Expert Picks for the Charles Schwab Challenge