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PGA Tour Power Rankings: 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

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Five to Watch: Crowne Plaza Invitational Power Rankings

PGA Tour Power Rankings 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational
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From Byron Nelson's home to Ben Hogan's, the PGA Tour's Texas swing honors another legend this week at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. A stacked field has turned out for one of the most prestigious tournaments on the schedule this Memorial weekend.

How elite is this field? Just 125 players have been invited to participate, and some huge names didn't even make the cut for my top five. Read on to see how this field stacks up at Colonial.

5. Dustin Johnson

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5. Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson PGA Tour

Dustin Johnson got progressively better at TPC Four Seasons, with a Sunday 66 earning him a top ten finish. It was a solid week, especially after his disappointing return to action at The PLAYERS. This will be the first time Johnson has played Colonial since 2008 (T-74; made cut, didn't finish), but the way he’s played when healthy this year earns him the benefit of the doubt.

4. Jordan Spieth

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4. Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth Crowne Plaza Invitational PGA Tour

The trip across town should earn Spieth some welcome respite. As a rookie last year, Spieth earned one of his nine top-ten finishes at Colonial, playing as a "Champion's Choice" selection. He should have a good chance of matching or improving on that result to close out his weekend deep in the heart of Texas. As with most weeks, he's just too good to pass on.

3. Jim Furyk

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3. Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk PGA Tour Crowne Plaza Invitational

Jim Furyk hasn't finished outside the top-25 since the WGC-Cadillac Championship in early March, and has been the runner-up in each of his last two starts. He's made some thrilling Sunday charges recently, so you know the veteran won't be phased even if he's a few strokes back heading into the final day. That he had to make those charges is really the only thing holding him back from a win or two in 2014, and he could easily get it done this week

2. Matt Kuchar

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2. Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar Crowne Plaza Invitational PGA Tour

Kuchar shot back-to-back rounds of 65 to open this tournament last year, and while he slowed down on the weekend, it took a red-hot pair of 66's from Boo Weekley to send Kuchar to second place. Kuchar's been an absolute machine this season, and has the experience and all-around talent to win just about anywhere.

1. Zach Johnson

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1. Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson PGA Tour Crowne Plaza Invitational

While all those things I said about Kuchar are true, Zach Johnson has absolutely owned Colonial for the last few years. The 2010 and 2012 champion here actually finished solo third behind Kuchar and Weekley in 2013, and has five straight top-tens here. Simply put, he's built to win here, and I think he'll do just that come Sunday.