Also in the mix to compete at Colonial Country Club after commitments became official Friday is Adam Scott, the No. 7 player in the world rankings and a two-time winner on the 2016 PGA Tour. Scott, the 2014 Colonial champ, leads the tour in season scoring average (69.73) and ranks second on the FedEx Cup points list (1,848).
Based on the world rankings, other headliners include Spring resident Patrick Reed (No. 12), Louis Oosthuizen (No. 13), Brandt Snedeker (No. 16) and Zach Johnson (No. 18), the reigning British Open champion and a two-time Colonial winner.
Combined with Spieth, the U.S. Open champ, the Colonial field will feature two of professional golf’s four reigning major champions.
The Colonial field lists 15 of the world’s top 34 golfers. By comparison, the field at this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving landed 13 of the top 34. Colonial also attracted six of the top 10 players in the FedEx Cup standings, as well as eight of the top 13.
After significant movement before Friday’s deadline, a notable late addition emerged: Keegan Bradley, the 2011 PGA champion, will be making his Colonial debut. Bradley, a member of U.S. Ryder Cup teams in 2012 and 2014, also won the 2010 Byron Nelson.
Other late additions to the Colonial field included Camilo Villegas, Michael Kim, Mark Hubbard, Olin Browne and Tim Herron.
Additional golfers headed to Fort Worth ranked among the top 34 in the world rankings are Charl Schwartzel (No. 21), Matt Kuchar (No. 23), Kevin Kisner (No. 24), Jim Furyk (No. 26), Kevin Na (No. 29), Bill Haas (No. 31), Jimmy Walker (No. 32), Kevin Chappell (No. 33) and Charley Hoffman (No. 34).
Sunday youth clinic
Tournament officials will host the Nike Youth Clinic, which is free to participants, at 2 p.m. Sunday in Frost Park. The park is the primary fan entrance at Colonial during tournament week.
Also on Sunday’s agenda will be a competition between golfers from the First Tee of Fort Worth and the First Tee of Dallas at 3:30 p.m. over the three holes that comprise Colonial’s signature “Horrible Horseshoe” stretch (Nos. 3, 4, 5). Parking for the youth clinic is free at Farrington Field, with a complimentary shuttle to Colonial.
Fans can participate in a “vote-for-me” challenge involving tournament volunteers to raise $10,000 for local charities. Online balloting is available through May 28 at pgatour.com/volunteers.
The volunteer with the most votes will present a $10,000 check to the Birdies for Charity Foundation.
Benbrook’s Wally Diehl, a standard bearer, won last year’s volunteer challenge and Springtown’s Tim Horton, also a standard bearer, was second. Both volunteers are back on this year’s ballot.
Dean & DeLuca Invitational
When: Monday through May 29 (Tournament rounds are Thursday-Sunday)
Where: Colonial Country Club (7,204 yards, par 70)
Purse: $6.7 million
Winner’s share: $1,206,000
Defending champion: Chris Kirk
Ticket information: Tickets can be purchased online at www.DeanAndDeLucaInvitational.com or at area Albertsons and Tom Thumb stores. Tickets also available at the official ticket outlet located on the east side of University Drive, across from University Park Village, three blocks from the course. No tickets will be sold at the course entry gates. Public ticket prices: Champions Club Badge (Wed.-Sun.), $235; Weekly Grounds Badge (Wed.-Sun.), $125; Daily Grounds ticket, $50 (one-day admission, Wednesday-Sunday). Daily youth tickets (ages 13-17) are $15. Children 12 and under are free. No tickets are needed Monday or Tuesday.
2016 Dean & DeLuca Invitational field
Tyler Aldridge, Aaron Baddeley, Blayne Barber, Ricky Barnes, Zac Blair, Jonas Blixt, Jason Bohn, Steven Bowditch, Keegan Bradley, Scott Brown, Olin Browne, Bronson Burgoon, Angel Cabrera, Chad Campbell, Roberto Castro, Alex Cejka, Kevin Chappell, K. J. Choi, Keith Clearwater, Chad Collins, Franklin Corpening, Ben Crane, Jon Curran, Brendon de Jonge, Bryson DeChambeau, Jason Dufner, Ken Duke, Harris English, Derek Fathauer, Tony Finau, Steve Flesch, Jim Furyk, Lucas Glover, Fabian Gomez, Jason Gore, Emiliano Grillo, Bill Haas, Chesson Hadley, Adam Hadwin, James Hahn, Brian Harman, David Hearn, J. J. Henry, Jim Herman, Tim Herron, Kramer Hickok, Charley Hoffman, Tom Hoge, Mark Hubbard, John Huh, Freddie Jacobson, Zach Johnson, Matt Jones, Sung Kang, Smylie Kaufman, Jerry Kelly, Michael Kim, Si Woo Kim, Chris Kirk, Kevin Kisner, Patton Kizzire, Colt Knost, Jason Kokrak, Matt Kuchar, Anirban Lahiri, Martin Laird, Scott Langley, Danny Lee, Marc Leishman, Spencer Levin, Andrew Loupe, Hunter Mahan, Peter Malnati, Steve Marino, Ben Martin, William McGirt, George McNeill, Troy Merritt, Bryce Molder, Kevin Na, Seung-Yul Noh, Sean O'Hair, Geoff Ogilvy, Louis Oosthuizen, Jeff Overton, Greg Owen, Ryan Palmer, Carl Pettersson, Scott Piercy, Martin Piller, Ian Poulter, Chez Reavie, Patrick Reed, Kyle Reifers, Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott, John Senden, Webb Simpson, Vijay Singh, Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth, Scott Stallings, Kyle Stanley, Shawn Stefani, Brett Stegmaier, Robert Streb, Kevin Streelman, Steve Stricker, Chris Stroud, Brian Stuard, Daniel Summerhays, Hudson Swafford, Nick Taylor, Vaughn Taylor, Brendon Todd, David Toms, Cameron Tringale, Tyrone Van Aswegen, Jhonattan Vegas, Camilo Villegas, Johnson Wagner, Jimmy Walker, Boo Weekley, Will Wilcox.
ALTERNATES: Hiroshi Iwata, Stewart Cink, Tim Wilkinson, Stuart Appleby, Morgan Hoffman, Cameron Smith, Will MacKenzie, Erik Compton, Whee Kim, Dawie van der Walt.