Charles Schwab Challenge roars back with fans, excitement and one-of-a-kind champion's prize

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June 3, 2021

By Melissa Brandon, Director, Communications

What a difference a year can make.  With COVID-19 restrictions easing around the country, golf fans were able to return in limited capacity to the Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas for the 75th anniversary of the tournament.  

With a score of 14 under par, Jason Kokrak captured the iconic Leonard Trophy on Sunday afternoon.  Kokrak’s win goes down in history with his name etched in stone on the Wall of Champions at Colonial Country Club.

Charles Schwab Challenge winner Jason Kokrak receiving winner's check for $1,350,000

After his amazing win, Kokrak was able to drive away in this year’s one-of-a-kind Champion’s Prize, a 1946 Schwab Power Wagon. The “resto-mod” truck, painted in Schwab blue, pays homage to the year professional golf was first played at the historic Colonial Country Club and was fully restored and customized by Legacy Classic Trucks and Winslow Bent.   

Jason Korkak, winner of the Charles Schwab Challenge, with his trophy and 1946 Power Wagon

The tournament winner and fans are also able to celebrate this year’s big win with a new, original song “Grew Up with a Truck” by country music singer and songwriter Travis Denning.  Denning was inspired by the 1946 Schwab Power Wagon and also created the accompanying music video

As the tournament was played over the Memorial Day weekend, the event also paid tribute to the members of the U.S. military who gave their lives in service to their country. During play on Sunday, a moment of silence was observed on the course and was accompanied by a flyover of military aircraft to further mark the solemn occasion.

Charles Schwab & Co. signed on as title sponsor of the PGA Tour’s Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club in 2018. During tournament week, the PGA Tour and Schwab announced an extended sponsorship agreement through the 2026 tournament. 

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“It is a privilege for us to serve as title sponsor of the Charles Schwab Challenge, and we are incredibly proud of the historic place this event holds in the history of golf. From our inaugural year in 2019, to the deeper meaning the tournament held in 2020 amidst challenging times, we are thrilled that our efforts will continue to benefit this iconic event and its fans, and also show support for Fort Worth and the broader Metroplex.”

Jonathan Craig, senior executive vice president, Investor Services & Marketing at Charles Schwab
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