Charles Schwab Challenge: Can Justin Rose Defend At Colonial?

By Norm Elrod

(CBS DFW/CBS Local) — The Charles Schwab Challenge, set to get going Thursday at Colonial Country Club, rolls out one of the stronger post-major fields the PGA Tour is likely to see this season. Defending champion Justin Rose, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler are among the headliners, though they’ll enjoy plenty of company in Fort Worth. Nine of the world’s top 20 players are looking to put on the tartan jacket come Sunday, and pocket 500 FedExCup points and the winner’s share of the $7.3 million pot.

Why are the Tour’s best traveling halfway across the country so soon after the PGA Championship? It probably has something to do with the course, which has hosted this event for 73 years. Aside from Augusta with the Masters, Colonial boasts the longest run of any single venue for a tournament. And one stroll past the Ben Hogan statue guarding the…

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