Jordan Spieth made his way from one “Hogan’s Alley” to the other as he left Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades following Sunday’s final round and made his way to Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth for the Champions Lunch for the Dean & DeLuca Invitational.
Spieth, the defending champion at Colonial, saw his name on the iconic club’s famed Wall of Champions that sits adjacent to the No. 1 tee box in his first visit to the club since his victory last May.
Spieth and WFAA’s Joe Trahan did a Q&A at the exclusive gathering of top tournament officials and sponosrs.
“As I was pulling in, I’ve done this drive so many times coming from Dallas that it’s second nature,” Spieth told the crowd. “It’s so cool. I love this place, I love this club, I love this golf course. It’s one of my favorite ones we play all year…players rave about it and you never hear complaints about this tournament or this golf course.”
“This is a top tier tournament and one that I’ve grown up coming to for 15 years now,” Spieth continued. “To be able to just to play in this tournament, I wanted to so badly when I was growing up and now to win here is very, very special for me. This is a win that I will remember that entire back nine and the feelings along with hopefully more majors in the future.”
Spieth donated a 60-degree wedge to the club to be put on display in the hallway with other significant pieces of tournament history. The wedge was used when Spieth made an unbelievable chip in on No. 17 and basically sealed the deal for his championship and his winning the Colonial plaid jacket.
To see the entire Q&A from the luncheon, visit the Dean & DeLuca Invitational Facebook page.
In five PGA Tour events this season, Spieth has four top 10s, three top 5s and his victory two weeks ago at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
The Dean & DeLuca Invitational is May 22-28, 2017.