Jimmy Walker, the PGA Tour leader in season victories (3) and FedEx Cup points (2,046), joins Jason Dufner and K.J. Choi among the latest group of golfers to commit to compete at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, May 19-25 in Fort Worth.
The addition of Walker, a former Baylor standout who lives in Boerne, means Colonial officials have secured pledges from eight of the top 10 players in the FedEx Cup standings. Walker, the No. 21 player in the world golf rankings, joins Dufner (No. 18) in boosting Colonial’s commitment total to eight of the world’s top 25 golfers.
Other recent additions include Choi, a Westlake resident, as well as Pat Perez, Jeff Overton and Justin Hicks. The tournament’s list of 84 committed participants includes three of the top 12 in the world rankings: Matt Kuchar (No. 5), Dallas resident Joradan Spieth (No. 7) and Zach Johnson (No. 12), a two-time Colonial champ.
Walker last competed at Colonial in 2011, finishing in a tie for 56th. Dufner, winner of the 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship, finished as the Colonial runner-up in 2012, narrowly missing a chance to become the first golfer to claim titles at both Dallas-Fort Worth tour stops in consecutive weeks. Choi last played at Colonial in 2010, when he finished in a tie for 13th, his best showing in six career appearances in Fort Worth.
Colonial commitments are unofficial until May 16. For ticket information, visit www.CrownePlazaInvitational.com.
FULL LIST OF COLONIAL COMMITMENTS BELOW:
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, Chesson Hadley, David Hearn, 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, Hideki Matsuyama, George McNeill, Bryce Molder, Kevin Na, Jeff Overton, Ryan Palmer, Corey Pavin, Pat Perez, D.A. Points, Patrick Reed, John Rollins, Rory Sabbatini, John Senden, Vijay Singh, 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, Jimmy Walker, Boo Weekley, Chris Williams, Mark Wilson.
_ Jimmy Burch