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Fore! Tournament info incoming
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Check the full list of competitors on the CSC website. | Photo courtesy of CSC
The Charles Schwab Challenge (CSC) tees off at Colonial Country Club (3735 Country Club Cir.) next week for the 78th anniversary of the PGA tournament event. From Monday, May 20-Sunday, May 26, over 100 golfers will drive, chip, and putt their way toward a share of the $9.1 million in prize money. The overall winner will cash in $1.638 million this year.

A swing through history

The CSC is the longest-running PGA event that is still held at its original site. World Golf Hall of Famer and hometown hero Ben Hogan an won the inaugural tournament in 1946 and went on to win four more times.

Starting in 1952, champions and committee chairmen donned official Scottish royal tartan plaid jackets as an homage to the origin of the sport. That same year, another Hall of Famer + North Texas local legend Byron Nelson teed off the first shot, in a tradition that continued for 13 years.

Each year, previous tournament winners select two young players who weren’t eligible to compete as the “Champions’ Choice.” Former world No. 1 Jordan Spieth, another local golfer, was a Champions’ Choice invitee in 2014, before taking home the title in 2016.

People standing in plaid jackets behind a trophy.

What makes a giant trophy better? A matching snazzy tartan jacket. | Photo by Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Know before you go

  • The first two days are for Pro-Am players and invited guests only, but the course is open to the public starting on Wednesday, May 22.
  • Daily tickets are available in three tiers: Colonial (general admission), Villages (all-inclusive), and Patio Club (clubhouse access) + range from $55 to $635.
  • Gates open at 6:30 a.m. every day.
  • Parking is also priced in tiers: Rockwood Lane (parking lot with shuttle), Silver (garage with shuttle), and Gold Valet + can be purchased online.

Things to remember

  • Bags are permitted but must be smaller than 6 inches by 6 inches. Check the full list of prohibited items.
  • Mobile phones must be silenced + calls should be taken in designated zones. See the course map.
  • Break out those polos and pastel shorts — wear light, loose clothing, and sunscreen.
 
Asked
 
Who has the best four-round score at a Colonial PGA event?

A. Phil Mickelson
B. Rory McIlroy
C. Dustin Johnson
D. Zach Johnson
 
 
Events
 
Wednesday, May 15
  • Women’s Rodeo World Championship | Wednesday, May 15-Thursday, May 16 | Times vary | Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth | Free | Watch the individual semifinals this week before Saturday’s championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
  • Funkytown Focus: The DaVinci Code | Wednesday, May 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Fort Worth Camera, 6483 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth | $100 | This video editing course will get you well on your way to YouTube or freelance gig glory.
Thursday, May 16
  • TCU Baseball vs West Virginia | Thursday, May 16 | 6 p.m. | Lupton Brown Stadium, 3700 W. Berry St., Fort Worth | $12-$18 | This is the Horned Frogs’ final series of the year before the Big 12 tournament.
  • “Another Eight Seconds” | Thursday, May 16 | 6-9 p.m. | Tulips Fort Worth, 112 St. Louis Ave., Fort Worth | Free | Watch the inspiring story behind the grit and determination of nine-time PBR World Finals qualifier Stetson Lawrence.
Friday, May 17
  • Slow Art Tour | Friday, May 17 | 5:30 p.m. | The Modern, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth | Free | Enjoy a deep dive into a work of art without frenetically rushing through a museum.
  • $150,000 Super Slide Contest | Friday, May 17 | Will Rogers Coliseum, 1600 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth | $25 | The adrenaline-packed equestrian contest is inspired by Season 2 shenanigans on “Yellowstone.”
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News Notes
 
Development
  • Cook Children’s Health Care System submitted plans to the city for a new 3.6-acre day care center at 1701 Pennsylvania Ave. The facility would be between 70,000 sqft and 95,000 sqft and sit on property initially acquired in 2016. The city is reviewing the plans. (Fort Worth Report)
Biz
  • Mexican restaurant Los Vaqueros is downsizing and moving into the Stockyards Exhibits Building (2515 Rodeo Plaza), across the street from Billy Bob’s Texas. The shift from 34,000 sqft to 8,000 sqft will take place at the beginning of July + the new location will have an adjacent patio for 85 patrons. (Fort Worth Report)
Opening
  • Continuing the rapid growth of north Fort Worth, Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine will open an Alliance location at 9574 Sage Meadow Trl., across the street from the newly opened H-E-B. The restaurant will start serving customers on Monday, May 20.
Civic
  • At 12:15 p.m. today (May 15) at the A.D. Marshal Public Safety Building (1000 Throckmorton St.), Fort Worth Municipal Court will observe National Police Week. Dating back to 1962, the event honors fallen officers while lifting up current staff.
Kids
  • The Peppa Pig Theme Park, coming to 8851 26 Blvd. in North Richland Hills later this year, has now released a slate of branded rides, daily shows, and shopping opportunities. The exact opening date is still to be announced.
Film
  • “LeGrand,” a Ben Christensen film starring John Wayne’s son Ethan Wayne, debuts on Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m. at Cowboy Channel Studio (409 E. Exchange Ave.) as the culmination of John Wayne Day 2024. Grab a $25 ticket to celebrate what would have been Wayne’s 117th birthday.
Drink
  • 61 Osteria is hosting its first-ever wine pairing dinner tomorrow (Thursday, May 16) at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $159. Not available that date? See which local wine bar you should visit according to your star sign.
Fort Worthian
  • The Eastern Bluebird is now Fort Worth’s official bird, after students from 18 Fort Worth Independent School District schools presented different options. This particular avian embodies the qualities of “hope, happiness, peace and joy.” Help attract them to your lawn.
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Sports
  • The Stars may head to the Western Conference Finals tonight. Can the team overcome the Vancouver Canucks or Edmonton Oilers to get back to the Stanley Cup Finals? Get the biggest stories every day from the local experts of the Dallas Stars with Locked On’s daily podcasts.
Drink
  • Need weekend plans? Keep your spirits up at Fat Daddy’s. There’s always something happening at this hub for all things sports, sounds, specials, and socializing. Cheers, Fort Worth.*
Wellness
  • Cornbread Hemp’s CBD Sleep Gummies are available in two strengths and made with high-quality USDA organic CBD extract. Get 30% off with code CBDSLEEP30.*
Home
  • Did you know you could finance your fixer-upper with home equity? You could get up to $50K with a HELOC — calculate your payment.*
 
 
Sports
 
Planning your fall Sundays
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Some believe this might be Dak Prescott’s last year as a Cowboy. The strength of the schedule will play a big hand in that eventual decision. | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The 2024 Dallas Cowboys schedule will be released later today (May 15). While rosters have shifted, this schedule is considered the 12th most difficult in the league for 2024.

We’re waiting on the week-to-week order.

Which games are locked in?

  • Divisional: The Cowboys will play both home and away games against the Washington Commanders, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants — totaling six games.
  • Home, Non-Divisional: The Cowboys will host the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, and Detroit Lions for an additional six games.
  • Away, Non-Divisional: “America’s Team” will travel to play the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, and San Francisco 49ers, completing the final five games of a 17-game slate.
The Cowboys will play the Browns on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3:25 p.m. in Tom Brady’s debut as an announcer for FOX Sports.
 
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Hop in the car for a scant 22-minute drive to WataugaFest 2024 this weekend at Capp Smith Park (5800 Hightower Dr., Watauga). Come for the carnival rides, and stay for the vendors (Father’s Day gift, anyone?), live wrestling, multiple bands, and more.
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