Golf Rankings for Crowne Plaza Invitational
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1. Matt Kuchar [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #6

Kuchar had mixed performances at Colonial in six previous trips until coming in as last year’s runner-up. More importantly, he has six straight finishes of 17th or better this season, including four top-fives with a win at Harbour Town.

2. Adam Scott [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #2

The new number one rated player in the world hasn’t competed at Colonial since 2011 and is coming off his worst finish of the season, a T38 at THE PLAYERS. Scott is still among the safest options anytime he’s in the field, despite having his streak of 11 consecutive top-25 finishes snapped.

3. Jim Furyk [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #21

Furyk has finished as the runner-up in his last two starts and is riding a streak of six straight top-20s this season with four finishes of seventh or better. Furyk has finished T31 two of the last three years at Colonial with a solo fourth sandwiched between.

4. Zach Johnson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #12

Regardless of how Johnson is playing right now, he has been outstanding at Colonial in recent years. In his last five starts at the site, he has scored two victories with five consecutive finishes inside the top 10 and four straight inside the top five. Since missing the cut in the Masters, he has only managed to place T61, T14 and T26.

5. Jordan Spieth [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #9

Spieth played Colonial for the first time last year and finished T7. After sharp recent performances at the Masters (T2) and THE PLAYERS (T4), Spieth disappointed last week at the Byron Nelson (T37).

6. Dustin Johnson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #13

Johnson will appear at Colonial for the first time since 2008. After withdrawing at the Shell Houston Open following a first round 80, D.J. missed the cut at Augusta and struggled in THE PLAYERS. Last week, he finally popped back onto the radar with a T7 at the Byron Nelson.

7. Graham Delaet [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #30

DeLaet had cooled off after his hot fall series and early 2014 play, but is now coming off a T7 at the Byron Nelson. Prior to that, he had missed two of his previous three cuts. Last year at Colonial, DeLaet owned a share of second after three rounds, but dropped to place T22.

8. Jimmy Walker [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #19

Walker continued his erratic play in recent weeks by finishing T8 at Augusta, missing the cut at Quail Hollow, placing T6 at THE PLAYERS and T37 last week at the Byron Nelson. Walker’s only start at Colonial was a T56 in 2011.

9. Chris Kirk [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #53

Dating back to last year, Kirk has made 18 cuts in a row for the fifth-longest active streak on Tour. Since his T20 at Augusta he has placed T27, T30 and T13 this season. Kirk owns a T16 at Colonial from 2011 and improved with a T5 the following year. In 2013 he was inside the top 15 after three rounds, but dropped to finish T35.

10. Marc Leishman [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #69

After missing two straight cuts, Leishman placed T23 at THE PLAYERS and T3 last week at the Byron Nelson. Over the last three years his performances have been quite overrated at Colonial. Despite failing to record a top-40, Leishman was tied for ninth after the second round last year and had a share of seventh after the third round in 2011.

11. John Senden [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #54

After winning at Copperhead in mid-March, Senden struggled in two starts before placing inside the top 30 in his last four tournaments. He missed the cut at Colonial last year after making eight of the previous 10.

12. Kevin Na [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #70

A T38 at THE PLAYERS is just Na’s second finish outside of the top 20 in his last six starts. Na didn’t play Colonial last year, but owns a T13 from 2012 and has finished 22nd or better in five of his last seven.