Three players with victories in golf’s majors are among the latest commitments to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Fore!Kids CEO Steve Worthy announced Tuesday the addition of Keegan Bradley, Vijay Singh and Retief Goosen to the field for the April 23-26 event to be played at TPC Louisiana.
Also committing to the $6.9 million PGA Tour event on Tuesday were former New Orleans champion K.J. Choi and Matt Every, one of the top young players on Tour.
Bradley won the 2011 PGA Championship in his rookie season and from there went on to win the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational the next season.
Currently ranked 33rd in the world, Bradley has in just five seasons as a pro represented the United States in the Ryder Cup twice and Presidents Cup.
Singh, who won in New Orleans in 2004, is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame with three major wins and nearly $70 million in career winnings — good for third all-time on the PGA Tour.
All told, Singh has 34 Tour wins and he’s also captured 22 international tournaments.
Goosen has 24 international wins to go with seven victories on the PGA Tour — which includes the 2001 and 2004 U.S. Opens. He’s also won the Tour Championship.
Choi has won eight times on the PGA Tour — the last coming at The Players Championship in 2011 — and has nine international wins. He won in New Orleans in 2002.
Every last month won his second consecutive Arnold Palmer Invitational. The former University of Florida star, who is ranked 40th in the world, erased a three-stroke final-round deficit to win Palmer’s tournament last month.
The Zurich Classic has commitments from six of the top 20 players in the world going into the Masters this week: Jason Day (fifth), Justin Rose (11th), J.B. Holmes (12th), Rickie Fowler (13th), Billy Horschel (18th) and Victor Dubuisson (20th).