Colonial field set with nine of world’s top 30 players headed to Fort Worth

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Officials at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial will welcome nine of the top 30 players in the world golf rankings to Fort Worth for next week’s PGA Tour stop.

Topping that list will be Louis Oosthuizen, winner of the 2010 British Open and the No. 7 player in the world rankings. Also in the Colonial mix, finalized Friday, will be five of the world’s top 30 golfers who are not competing in this week’s HP Byron Nelson Championship in Irving: Hunter Mahan (No. 21), Bo Van Pelt (No. 26), Jim Furyk (No. 27), defending champ Zach Johnson (No. 29) and Rickie Fowler (No. 30).

Among next week’s competitors in Fort Worth will be three of the top eight golfers on the PGA Tour season money list and two of the top five. Matt Kuchar, the No. 12 player in the world rankings and No. 5 player on the season money list ($2,493,387), is the only confirmed Colonial competitor who cracks the top 15 in both lists. The top season money winner headed to Colonial will be Kevin Streelman ($2,572,989).

Kuchar and Oosthuizen, the Colonial headliners, will be among the starters in Thursday’s opening round in Fort Worth. They will be joined by several fresh names who joined the field Friday, including two-time major champion Angel Cabrera, 2008 Masters champ Trevor Immelman, Ryo Ishikawa, Sean O’Hair, Ricky Barnes, Luke List, Colt Knost and Colleyville resident Greg Chalmers.

Also joining the mix was Martin Flores, a former Oklahoma and Mansfield High School golfer, and Westlake resident Tag Ridings. Dropping off the Colonial list were Lucas Glover, Russell Henley, Billy Horschel and Jimmy Walker.

Jimmy Burch, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @Jimmy_Burch

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