Colonial gets modern upgrades during a Hanse-led restoration inspired by 1941 US Open

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Work was already underway on a complete renovation of the historic Colonial course the day after Emiliano Grillo won on the second playoff hole last May.

There are plenty of modern upgrades at "Hogan's Alley," but a significant goal of the $20 million-plus project was to restore the course to much of its original form. Colonial Country Club opened in 1936, five years before a U.S. Open was there and 10 years before it began hosting what is now the longest-running PGA Tour event at the same venue.

"It's the same old Colonial, but better," tournament director Michael Tot...

 

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