A pair of past Colonial champions, Fort Worth resident Rory Sabbatini and two-time winner Corey Pavin, join 2006 U.S. Open champ Geoff Ogilvy and Colleyville resident Greg Chalmers among the latest wave of golfers who have committed to compete in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, May 21-27 in Fort Worth.
Tournament officials announced 11 fresh additions to the field today. The list includes Matt Every, Sunday’s runner-up at the Valero Texas Open, as well as Jason Dufner, the No. 30 player in the world golf rankings. Other recent additions include Sean O’Hair, Harris English, Tom Gillis, Michael Thompson and Peter Uihlein, winner of the 2011 Ben Hogan Award and a rookie 2012 European Tour.
With the latest wave of commitments, Colonial has eight of the top 30 players in the world rankings _ headed by No. 5 Hunter Mahan, a Colleyville resident _ as well as five of the top nine players from the season money list. Mahan, who ranks second on the money list ($3,094,040), is the only two-event winner on the 2012 PGA Tour.
_ Jimmy Burch