Colonial officials have given sponsor’s exemptions to Fort Worth resident J.J. Killeen, a former TCU golfer who is a rookie on the 2012 PGA Tour, and reigning U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft, a former SMU golfer. Colonial tournament director Michael Tothe said today that both players have accepted the invitations and plan to compete in Fort Worth during the May 21-27 event.
With today’s exemptions, 48 golfers have committed to compete at Colonial. Notable names, along with defending champ David Toms and two-time champ Nick Price, include Jim Furyk, Vijay Singh, Zach Johnson and Robert Allenby. Tarrant County residents Ben Crane, Brandt Jobe, Ryan Palmer and John Rollins also are on the commitment list.
Colonial officials begin selling single-day tickets Thursday for the 2012 tournament. For information, visit www.CrownePlazaInvitational.com or call 817-927-4280.
_ Jimmy Burch