J.J. Henry, a Fort Worth resident and former TCU standout, joined two past major champions in Monday’s latest wave of golfers who have committed to play in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, May 19-25 in Fort Worth.
Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion and No. 38 player in the world golf rankings, and Lucas Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, joined Henry in an eight-player addition to the Colonial commitment list. Other players who have pledged to compete in Fort Worth include Sean O’Hair, Bo Van Pelt, Heath Slocum, Brian Harman and Ben Martin.
Henry, 39, will be making his 13th consecutive appearance at Colonial. His best career finish in Fort Worth is a tie for 22nd in 2009. Henry has three top-25 finishes at PGA Tour events this season, with a scoring average of 71.89.
Oosthuizen finished 19th at the 2012 Colonial, his lone appearance in Fort Worth. He was slated to be the highest-ranked golfer in last year’s field until he sustained a neck injury while competing during weekend rounds at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Oosthuizen, ranked No. 7 in the world at the time, withdrew from the 2013 Nelson before the final round of that event and later withdrew in Fort Worth.
Colonial commitments are unofficial until May 16. For ticket information, visit www.CrownePlazaInvitational.com.
_ Jimmy Burch
FULL COLONIAL COMMITMENT LIST HERE ...
Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial commitments
A list of golfers who have committed to compete in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, May 19-25 in Fort Worth. Commitments are not official until Friday, May 16:
Woody Austin, Sang-Moon Bae, Jason Bohn, Steven Bowditch, Scott Brown, Olin Browne, Julien Brun, Chad Campbell, Roberto Castro, Bud Cauley, Kevin Chappell, K.J. Choi, Stewart Cink, Tim Clark, Keith Clearwater, Franklin Corpening, Jeff Curl, Brian Davis, Brendon de Jonge, Graham DeLaet, Jason Dufner, Ken Duke, Harris English, Derek Ernst, Matt Every, Steve Flesch, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Robert Garrigus, Brian Gay, Lucas Glover, Chesson Hadley, Brian Harman, David Hearn, J.J. Henry, Tim Herron, Justin Hicks, Charley Hoffman, John Huh, Ryo Ishikawa, Freddie Jacobson, Zach Johnson, Matt Jones, Jerry Kelly, Chris Kirk, Russell Knox, Jason Kokrak, Matt Kuchar, Martin Laird, Marc Leishman, David Lingmerth, Davis Love III, Will MacKenzie, Hunter Mahan, Ben Martin, Hideki Matsuyama, George McNeill, Bryce Molder, Kevin Na, Sean O’Hair, Louis Oosthuizen, Jeff Overton, Ryan Palmer, Corey Pavin, Pat Perez, D.A. Points, Patrick Reed, John Rollins, Rory Sabbatini, John Senden, Vijay Singh, Heath Slocum, Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth, Kevin Stadler, Scott Stallings, Kyle Stanley, Chris Stroud, Brian Stuard, Daniel Summerhays, Josh Teater, Nicholas Thompson, Michael Thompson, Brendon Todd, David Toms, Cameron Tringale, Kevin Tway, Bo Van Pelt, Jimmy Walker, Boo Weekley, Chris Williams, Mark Wilson.