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2019 Charles Schwab Challenge Preview

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The PGA is back in Texas after a quick visit to Bethpage Black for the PGA Championship.This week they are in Ft. Worth for the Charles Schwab Challenge. Golfers will tee up at Colonial Country club which is a 7,204 yard Par 70. This tournament will be the 73rd edition and is now the longest running PGA event on the same couse. The Charles Schwab Challenge boosts a suprisingly stout field despite being the week after a major. 8 of the Top 15 Golfers in the Offical World Golf Rankings are in the field. The purse is $7.3 million dollars with $1.34 million going to 1st place.

Notable Names In The Field

      
  • Justin Rose (Defending champion)
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Rickie Fowler
  • Jon Rahm
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Francesco Molinari
  • Bryson Dechambeau
  • Tony Finau

Best Holes To Watch

      
  • #4 

       This hole is the start of what is known as the Horrible Horseshoe. The perfect spot to be is between the 4th          green and the 5th tee box. The par 3 itself is a daunting task measuring 247 yards.

  • #5

       The par-4 481-yard 5th is another tough hole. There were over 100 bogeys and 22 double bogeys + last year. Even if you surive hole 4 and 5, you still have the final leg of the "Horrible Horseshoe" waiting for you.

  • #13

       This is one of the most recognizable holes on this course. It was famous for the caddie races.It is still a great hole to view. The par 3 is 190 yards over water.

      
  • #16

       The 16th hole is another par 3 and popular place to watch golf. This par 3 measures 192 yards and the green is covered in shade thanks to a CBS TV tower and boxes.

  • #18

       The par 4-441-yard 18th is a fantastic hole to finish. The clubhouse is right by the green and the crowds are usually lined up. The green is protected by 2 bunkers and water along the side.


Tickets

Daily Grounds tickets are $50 and you can get them here

*Free tickets for military and first responders 

*Free tickets for children 12 and under

Parking

General public parking is at Farrington Field located at 2921 W. Lancaster

and Rockwood Lane (Available Only Friday-Sunday) 5200 Rockwood Lane

It is $15 advanced online or $20 at the parking lot

Here is the link for more parking information

https://bit.ly/2wdzN7C


Weather:

Temperatures will be range from highs in the 90s to lows in the 70s.

Winds will be 15 mph+ with a 20% chance of rain throughout the week.

  

Any additional information can be found clicking below

  https://www.charlesschwabchallenge.com/

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