Three international players ranked in the top 26 golfers in the world have committed to play the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Fore!Kids Foundation CEO Steve Worthy announced Tuesday.
Branden Grace, who is ranked 13th worldwide; Paul Casey, who is 25th; and 26th-ranked Byeong-Hun An have committed to the April 28-May 1 event. All three are playing in the Masters this week.
That group joins top-ranked Jason Day, No. 5 Rickie Fowler and No. 9 Justin Rose in the field for the $7 million tournament.
Grace, a native of South Africa, has won 10 international tournaments. Now a member of the PGA Tour, he tied for fourth last year in the U.S. Open and was third in the PGA Championship.
Casey, an Englishman who rose as high as third in the world in 2009 and is a veteran of three European Ryder Cup teams, has one PGA Tour win and 14 international victories on his résumé.
An made history when he became the youngest winner of the U.S. Amateur in 2009 at age 17 and last year was the European PGA Tour’s rookie of the year.