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May 3, 2014

Walker, Dufner among latest star attractions to Colonial field

The Fort Worth tournament is holding commitments from eight of the top 10 in the FedEx Cup standings

Jimmy Walker, the PGA Tour leader in season victories (three) 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 Jordan 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 CrownePlazaInvitational.com.

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