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Colonial golf starts Thursday: Fort Worth Invitational at a glance

Fort Worth Invitational at a glance:

Site: Fort Worth, Texas.

Course: Colonial Country Club

Yardage: 7,209. Par: 70.

Purse: $7.1 million. Winner’s share: $1,278,000.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 12-1:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-5 p.m. (CBS).

Defending champion: Kevin Kisner.

Last week: Aaron Wise won the AT&T Byron Nelson.

FedEx Cup leader: Justin Thomas.

Notes: No one has won back-to-back at Colonial since Ben Hogan in 1952-53, the longest stretch of all PGA Tour events without a successful title defense. … Jordan Spieth has won and been runner-up twice in his last three years at Colonial. … The tournament will have a new title sponsor in Charles Schwab starting next year. … Along with a PGA Tour event, Colonial also has hosted a U.S. Open in 1941 and The Players Championship in 1975. … The field includes Jon Rahm and Justin Rose, who both skipped the European Tour flagship event this week at Wentworth. … Keith Clearwater, who won at Colonial in 1987, is playing for the 30th year. He has not made a cut on the PGA Tour since November 2001. … Matt Kuchar, Peter Uihlein and Jhonattan Vegas are the only players to compete in all five PGA Tour events in Texas this year. … Shubhankar Sharma of India is playing on a sponsor’s exemption. … The top 50 in the world after this week are exempt to the British Open if not already eligible.

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