Toms Set to Defend PGA Title
Mar 01, 2012 03:41PM
● By tina
FORT WORTH, TX - About one-third of the field for the 2012 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial is taking shape, and many top PGA TOUR champions will be chasing the tournament’s Leonard Trophy and $6.4 million purse. Defending champion David Toms heads the list, and will face several tournament winners from the young 2012 season. Public ticket sales for the event begin this week.
Already committing early to the tradition-rich championship are 2012 winners Mark Wilson, Johnson Wagner, John Huh and Brandt Snedeker. Other top players also indicating their intention to compete at Colonial include Jim Furyk, Jonathan Byrd, Vijay Singh, Ryan Palmer, Jeff Overton, Ben Crane, Robert Allenby, Bo Van Pelt and others. About 120 total players are expected to play in the event.
Toms won the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in 2011 after a dramatic chip-in eagle at the 11th hole on Sunday that propelled him to victory. It was his 13th career win, and he claimed that it “certainly means more to me than any other victory.”
Hospitality and Pro-Am packages are on sale now, and public tickets go on sale March 1. For more information, visit Crowne Plaza Invitational or call the Colonial Ticket Office at 817.927.4280. One-day tickets for any day, Wednesday through Sunday, are $45 each. A $15 one-day Youth Ticket for young teens will also be available. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Grounds passes good for the entire week cost $100.
The full list of early commitments (Total: 42) as of February 24, 2012 is:
Fulton Allem Fredrik Jacobson John Rollins
Robert Allenby Brandt Jobe John Senden
Kris Blanks Zach Johnson Vijay Sing
Jonathan Byrd Jerry Kelly Brandt Snedeker
Kevin Chappell Chris Kirk Kevin Stadler
Keith Clearwater Spencer Levin Scott Stallings
Ben Crane George McNeill Henrik Stenson
Brian Davis Bryce Molder Kevin Streelman
Brendon de Jonge Jeff Overton David Toms
Steve Flesch Ryan Palmer Cameron Tringale
Jim Furyk Rod Pampling Bo Van Pelt
Tommy Gainey Carl Pettersson Johnson Wagner
Robert Garrigus D. A. Points Jimmy Walker
Paul Goydos Nick Price Charlie Wi
Charley Hoffman Chez Reavie Mark Wilson