New sponsor gives Colonial solid footing

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Colonial Country Club is the longest-running host of a PGA Tour event played on its original site, a fact that seemed in jeopardy not too long ago.

Local companies backed the tournament last year when it was called the Fort Worth Invitational following an upscale grocer's withdrawal as title sponsor two years into a six-year contract.

Now the event that was first played at Hogan's Alley in 1946 is on solid footing again as the Charles Schwab Challenge. The tournament starts Thursday.

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