Archive

Expert picks: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

Jim Furyk tops our senior writers’ predictions for the PGA Tour’s 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial this week in Fort Worth, Texas. But it’s hard to pick a winner before play begins on PGA Tour, so see who else they think will be in the mix.

• • •

Jim McCabe, senior writer

Favorite: Jim Furyk

Don’t forget about: Adam Scott

Keep an eye on: Brendon de Jonge

Sleeper: Tim Clark

Comments: Love the way Furyk’s playing, his last five events being T-6, T-14, T-7, 2nd, 2nd – and it seems long overdue that he wins at least once at Colonial. … Something tells me Scott has great respect for No. 1 and he’ll be determined to live up to it, even at a place that might not suit his game. … If the rash of first-time winners is extended, there’s no one more deserving than de Jonge. … Clark needs a great week and one of his favorite golf courses couldn’t come around quick enough.

• • •

Jeff Rude, senior writer

Favorite: Jim Furyk.

Keep an eye on: Matt Kuchar.

Don’t forget about: Zach Johnson.

Sleeper: Marc Leishman.

Comments: Furyk has finished second in his last two Tour starts and has seven top 10s at Colonial, including T-4 in 2012. … Kuchar was second last year and is in prime form, what with nine top 10s this season, including five of his last six starts. … Johnson has won Colonial twice and has been in the top 10 his last five times there. … Leishman is coming off a T-3 at last week’s HP Byron Nelson.

• • •

Adam Schupak, senior writer

Winner: Chris Kirk

Don’t forget about: Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar

Keep an eye on: Ryan Palmer, Russell Knox

Sleepers: John Peterson, Andrew Loupe

Kirk has played the weekend in all four previous trips to Colonial with a T-5 in 2012, and he’s made 18 straight cuts. He’s also a shaper of the ball, which is key at Colonial. … You can count on Scott and Kuchar hitting fairways and greens and being in the mix. … Palmer is a Colonial member and his caddie, James Edmondson, has won the club championship multiple times; T-5 in 2012, T-14 last year. … This could be a good week for a precision ballstriker like Knox. … Peterson grew up attending this tournament as a fan and knows the course like the back of his hand. … Loupe has contended a few times already this season, and he told me at the Byron Nelson to pick him this week. I like that type of confidence.

• • •

The field for the PGA Tour’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings:

  • 1. Matt Kuchar
  • 2. Adam Scott
  • 8. Jim Furyk
  • 10. Zach Johnson
  • 12. Jordan Spieth
  • 13. Hunter Mahan
  • 15. Bill Haas
  • 19. Charley Hoffman
  • 20. Hideki Matsuyama
  • 22. Dustin Johnson
  • 23. Jason Dufner
  • 24. Graham DeLaet
  • 25. Harris English
  • 33. Brendon Todd
  • 34. Chris Kirk
  • 36. Ryan Palmer
  • 40. Kevin Na
  • 43. Russell Knox
  • 44. George McNeill
  • 45. John Senden
  • 46. Kevin Chappell
  • 47. Jimmy Walker
  • 49. Matt Jones
  • 50. Matt Every
  • 53. Pat Perez
  • 55. Brendon de Jonge
  • 56. Rickie Fowler
  • 57. Chris Stroud
  • 62. Cameron Tringale
  • 63. Marc Leishman
  • 66. John Merrick
  • 68. Daniel Summerhays
  • 69. Rory Sabbatini
  • 71. Jerry Kelly
  • 72. Brandt Snedeker
  • 73. Michael Putnam
  • 75. David Hearn
  • 76. Justin Leonard
  • 79. Paul Casey
  • 82. Ben Martin
  • 85. Bryce Molder
  • 86. Camilo Villegas
  • 89. Boo Weekley
  • 91. Kevin Stadler
  • 95. Justin Hicks
  • 99. Freddie Jacobson
  • 105. Seung-Yul Noh
  • 107. Roberto Castro
  • 108. Nick Watney
  • 111. Brian Davis
  • 119. Ryo Ishikawa
  • 120. Martin Laird
  • 124. Jason Bohn
  • 127. Brian Harman
  • 129. Brian Stuard
  • 130. John Huh
  • 133. Bo Van Pelt
  • 134. Louis Oosthuizen
  • 139. Robert Streb
  • 140. Carl Pettersson
  • 145. Angel Cabrera
  • 148. Ken Duke
  • 151. Chesson Hadley
  • 153. Luke Guthrie
  • 157. Vijay Singh
  • 160. J.J. Henry
  • 161. Brian Gay
  • 163. Tim Wilkinson
  • 165. Jeff Overton
  • 168. David Lingmerth
  • 169. Richard H. Lee
  • 171. Josh Teater
  • 173. Scott Brown
  • 177. Chad Collins
  • 179. Geoff Ogilvy
  • 180. Davis Love III
  • 184. Billy Hurley III
  • 185. Michael Thompson
  • 186. William McGirt
  • 188. Nicholas Thompson
  • 190. David Toms
  • 191. Brice Garnett
  • 195. Y.E. Yang
  • 197. Chad Campbell
  • 212. Wes Roach
  • 217. Ricky Barnes
  • 220. Scott Langley
  • 226. Briny Baird
  • 229. Spencer Levin
  • 234. Scott Stallings
  • 238. Robert Allenby
  • 240. Greg Chalmers
  • 249. Kevin Kisner
  • 253. Steven Bowditch
  • 257. Andrew Svoboda
  • 258. Tim Clark
  • 261. Jonathan Byrd
  • 278. James Hahn
  • 293. Kevin Tway
  • 294. Heath Slocum
  • 297. Aaron Baddeley
  • 298. Bud Cauley
  • 303. Danny Lee
  • 313. Sean O’Hair
  • 319. Rod Pampling
  • 341. Mark Wilson
  • 342. Kyle Stanley
  • 350. Trevor Immelman
  • 361. John Rollins
  • 368. Franklin Corpening
  • 389. Jim Renner
  • 441. Woody Austin
  • 455. Andrew Loupe
  • 477. Lucas Glover
  • 539. Derek Ernst
  • N/R. Olin Browne
  • N/R. Julien Brun
  • N/R. Keith Clearwater
  • N/R. Jeff Curl
  • N/R. Steve Flesch
  • N/R. Tim Herron
  • N/R. Corey Pavin
  • N/R. Chris Williams

STORY COMMENTS
Show Hide