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The Course
The Colonial Country Club starts with a gentle first two holes, immediately followed by the three most difficult. The third, fourth and fifth are known as the 'Horrible Horseshoe'. The hole make up is 12 Par 4's, 2 Par 5's and 4 par 3's
The fairways are Bermuda grass with smooth Bentgrass. The course has been lengthened over the years but it is still a matter of accuracy over power.

Date: 26-29 May, 2022
Course: Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas
Length: 6,591 meters
Par: 70
Greens: Bentgrass
Defending Champion: Jason Kokrak
Previous Course Winners: Rory Sabbatini, Zach Johnson (twice), Chris Kirk, Jordan Spieth, Kevin Kisner, Justin Rose, Kevin Na, Daniel Berger, Jason Kokrak

Key Course Stats
  • Ball Striking
  • GIR
  • Strokes Gained: Tee To Green
  • Strokes Gained: Around The Green
  • Scrambling
  • Strokes Gained: Putting
  • Putting Average
  • Bogey Avoidance
  • Driving Accuracy
  • Par 4 Scoring

Key Correlation Courses
  • Augusta National
  • TPC Deere Run


Out Thoughts
Justin Thomas: Won the PGA Championship for us last week in miraculous fashion. Only played Colonial twice but has a Top 10. The course should suit perfectly. Thomas ranks 2nd in Putting Average, Strokes Gained: Tee To Green and Bogey Avoidance on Tour while he leads in Par 4 Scoring and 5th in Scrambling.

Sam Burns: Rising star who ranks Top 15 on Tour in Putting Average, Ball Striking, GIR, Bogey Avoidance and Par 4 Scoring.

Sungjae Im: Korean who is just a warrior week in and week out. Hee has the perfect game for Colonial. Ranks Top 9 on Tour in Ball Striking, GIR, Strokes Gained: Around The Green, Scrambling, Bogey Avoidance and Par 4 Scoring. Form at Augusta is top notch to boot.

Mito Pereira: Stunning that he did not win the PGA Championship but that should not take away the quality of both his ball striking and putting throughout the week. Ranks Top 12 on Tour in GIR, Par 4 Scoring, Bogey Avoidance and Ball Striking.

Russell Knox: GIR monster who ranks 2nd on Tour in hitting greens and that is perfect for here. Ranks 12th in Driving Accuracy and 15th in Ball Striking. He has the profile to really fit.