Having nothing to do with Colonial America, Colonial Country Club is host this week to the Crowne Plaza Invitational! Learn everything you didn’t want to know about the tournament below!
About the Sponsor
Crowne Plaza. The name itself is enough to elicit a feeling of hoity-toity-ness, for lack of a better phrase. It must have a long, rich history and I’ll need to be careful about what I mention in this section so I don’t cheat a fantastic brand out of well deserved promotion.
Well first, I thought about talking about the long and storied history of Crowne Plaza like so many of the other Tour event sponsors have. But the Crowne Plaza brand was spun off from the Holiday Inn brand in 1983. Not exactly a dinosaur of a company.
Then I thought about talking about the parent company that owns the Crowne Plaza brand, InterContinental Hotels Group. But there isn’t really much to say about that because it’s just a bunch of Holiday Inns.
The Tour is back in Texas this week for the first of another two week stretch. Playing the famed Colonial Country Club, check out our picks here!
With 5 / 6 making the cut last week (Compton decided to bogey the last two holes to MC by 1), but no one playing particularly well, it was enough to win the 50/50, but not cash in the GPP. Gonna cash in both this week.
Pat Perez ($8,000) — He was my good play last week, and I’m counting on him continuing his good play. Snuck through on the cut line and had a good weekend to finish T20. Especially at this price, he’s a must play.
John Peterson ($6,900) — Head scratcher with the price here. Hasn’t missed a cut since February, and seems like he’s the type of guy who can actually win, not just play well like some of the other guys here.