Zach Johnson and 5 More Golfers Who Will Be in the Hunt This Weekend at Colonial
This week, the PGA Tour rolls into the Lone Star State with a staple stop at Colonial Country Club for the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
Zach Johnson is the defending champion at Colonial, where he set a course record 21 under par last year. Hot off a closing round 66 at The Players last week, Johnson should use that momentum and his recent success here to put up some nice numbers.
Here are five more players to watch this weekend.
As long as there isn't any hangover from the playoff devastation at The Players last week, expect David Toms to continue performing well.
His recipe for success is simple—fairways and greens. He's currently second on the tour in both.
With the second-most famous beard on the PGA Tour, Hunter Mahan has managed six top-10s this year.
He doesn't have a very good record at Colonial, but he's obviously doing something right in 2011. It will be interesting to see if it carries over to his home state this week.
Did anyone notice Brian Gay quietly sneaking up the leaderboard at The Players last week?
He finished T12 at TPC Sawgrass.
To say he's playing well would be an understatement. The stats don't lie. Gay is first in fairways hit, proximity to the hole, scrambling, sand saves and putting inside five feet.
Watch out for Sergio Garcia. He's been knocking on the door, so to speak, and I don't think it will be long before he finds himself with a long-overdue tour victory.
This could be the week.
Garcia finished with a T12 at The Players after a final-round 65 last week.
And don't forget: He won here at Colonial back in 2001.
Colonial is Jason Day's home course. And he's playing well right now.
Day finished with a T6 at The Players last week and he has an impressive five top-10 finishes this year so far.
I like his familiarity with this course (he finished fourth here two years ago) and, therefore, his chances this weekend.