2019 Charles Schwab Challenge
For the 73rd year, the best in the game are coming to Fort Worth to play on a shot maker's course. Charles Schwab is proud to celebrate challengers and great competition as the tournament's new title sponsor.
Celebrating the communities of Fort Worth and Dallas
Charles Schwab is honored to help continue the tradition of this historic tournament, the longest running event on the PGA TOUR still held at its original site. Our company takes pride in supporting the communities where we live and work. Our roots in the area date back to 1977 when we opened our first local branch in Dallas. Today, we employ more than 4,000 people across the state. Each of us are inspired by those who work hard, overcome challenges and pursue their dreams.
Peter Greenley, Charles Schwab & Co
The challenger spirit that defined Schwab since 1973 remains strong
Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1973, and the name of our golf tournament is the Charles Schwab Challenge. It was natural to have a '73 Challenger be the first innovative prize that we introduce in the tournament.
We are bringing our challenger spirit to the PGA Tour.
To this year's winner goes the traditional red and the new blue in a unique 1973 Challenger.
Watch the story of this one-of-a-kind '73 Challenger
Photos and Videos of the Champion’s Prize
Charles Schwab has been challenging the status quo in the financial services industry on behalf of investors since 1973. Now, as the title sponsor of the Charles Schwab Challenge — a PGA TOUR event that has challenged the world’s top shot-makers for 73 years — the company is celebrating that “challenger spirit” by unveiling a one-of-a-kind prize for the champion of this year’s event: a restored 1973 Dodge Challenger.
Past winners of the plaid jacket
When the winner of the Schwab Challenge holes out on the final green, he joins an elite club of golfing greats. Since 1952, this honor has come with an official Scottish royal tartan plaid jacket. Past winners include Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus. Last year’s winner, Justin Rose, joined modern legends including Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson. A full list of past champions adorns the beautiful Wall of Champions on the first tee.
Raising the Leonard Trophy
Each champion’s name appears on the tall and impressive Leonard Trophy, which resides year-round at the club, and bears the name of all winners dating back to 1946. When the champion returns to defend his title the following year, he is honored at the annual Champions Dinner with a small replica Leonard Trophy, featuring a silver bowl and eagle atop a traditional wood base.
Photos from the Charles Schwab Challenge 2019
Ben Hogan statue
The Ben Hogan statue welcomes the world's top golfers to Colonial.
Ian Poulter admires his approach in Ft. Worth. His accuracy helped him take 5th place in 2014.
David Toms eyes his drive. Toms competed at Colonial for more than a decade.
2016 winner Jordan Spieth attacks the course.
Two-time winner Zach Johnson still holds the tournament record score.
Rickie Fowler aims to improve on his 14th place finish in 2018.