Matt Kuchar, the No. 9 player in the world golf rankings, has committed to play in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, May 20-26 in Fort Worth.Kuchar is the highest-ranked player among the 66 golfers in the Colonial field, based on the latest wave of commitments released Tuesday by tournament officials. Other notable additions among the top 30 players in the world rankings include Hunter Mahan (No. 21) and Rickie Fowler (No. 29).Jim Furyk (No. 26) and Zach Johnson (No. 27), the defending champion, committed earlier this spring. Jason Dufner, the No. 18 player in the world rankings, has announced plans to participate in Fort Worth but has yet to make an official commitment.Colonial’s latest commitments include 13 of the top 30 players on the PGA Tour’s season money list, paced by Kuchar (third, $2,154,500) and Mahan (seventh, $1,553,965). Other recent additions include Kevin Streelman (12th), Josh Teater (21st), Fredrik Jacobson (27th), Scott Brown (28th), Boo Weekley (30th) and D.A. Points (18th), Sunday’s winner at the Shell Houston Open.Other notable additions to the field include Colleyville resident Ryan Palmer, John Huh, Jeff Overton and past Colonial champs David Toms (2011) and Keith Clearwater (1987).Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial commitmentsA list of golfers who have committed to compete in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, May 20-26 in Fort Worth. Commitments are not official until May 17:Charles Beljian, Jonas Blixt, Scott Brown, Jonathan Byrd, Patrick Cantlay, Stewart Cink, Keith Clearwater, Ben Crane, John Daly, Brian Davis, Brendon de Jonge, Ken Duke, Steve Flesch, Rickie Fowler, Steven Fox, Jim Furyk, Tommy Gainey, Robert Garrigus, Brian Gay, Tom Gillis, Luke Guthrie, James Hahn, David Hearn, J.J. Henry, Charley Hoffman, John Huh, Fredrik Jacobson, Zach Johnson, Kyung-Tae Kim, Chris Kirk, Matt Kuchar, Marc Leishman, David Lingmerth, Hunter Mahan, Troy Matteson, William McGirt, Kevin Na, Seung-Yul Nol, Jeff Overton, Ryan Palmer, Corey Pavin, John Peterson, Carl Pettersson, D.A. Points, Dicky Pride, Kyle Reifers, John Rollins, Rory Sabbatini, John Senden, Kevin Stadler, Scott Stallings, Kevin Streelman, Chris Stroud, Brian Stuard, Josh Teater, Michael Thompson, David Toms, Cameron Tringale, Bo Van Pelt, Camilo Villegas, Johnson Wagner, Jimmy Walker, Boo Weekley, Charlie Wi, Casey Wittenberg, Y.E. Yang.
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