Crowne Plaza Invitational 2013 odds: Zach Johnson, Jason Dufner among favorites at Colonial

Scott Halleran

Can Zach Johnson win for the third time in the last four years at Colonial?

The PGA Tour stays in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for the historic stop at the home of Ben Hogan, Colonial. The Crowne Plaza Invitational is played annually on one of the Tour pros favorite courses, a true throwback Texas layout that is fair but often yields some low numbers. It's a smaller track, and some of the game's most accurate ball-strikers, much like Hogan, often fare the best here.

Those are some of the players favored this week, with Charl Schwartzel and Zach Johnson currently holding the lowest odds at 14/1. Four of Johnson's nine career PGA Tour wins have come in the state of Texas, including two of the last three Crowne Plaza Invitationals. Johnson had perhaps the steadiest season on Tour last year, consistently climbing inside the top 10. But he's struggled a bit this year, with his best finish (T18) coming in the limited-field season opening tournament at Kapalua. But this is a classic "horses for courses" pick as Johnson is still one of the best players in the world playing at a venue he's owned in recent years.

Schwartzel had a close call last week up the road at the Byron Nelson, but bogeyed the last hole to fall off the pace set by Sang-Moon Bae. Jason Dufner, who nearly beat Johnson and went back-to-back on the DFW swing last year, joins Matt Kuchar at 20/1. Here are this week's pre-tournament odds for some of the favorites (via Bovada):

Player Odds
Charl Schwartzel 14/1
Zach Johnson 14/1
Jason Dufner 20/1
Matt Kuchar 20/1
Jim Furyk 25/1
Kevin Streelman 25/1
Rickie Fowler 25/1
Bo Van Pelt 28/1
Martin Laird 28/1
Charley Hoffman 33/1
Henrik Stenson 33/1
Hunter Mahan 33/1
Marc Leishman 33/1
Ben Crane 40/1
Chris Kirk 40/1
Fredrik Jacobson 40/1
Harris English 40/1
John Huh 40/1
Ryan Palmer 40/1
Tim Clark 40/1
Sang Moon Bae 50/1
Scott Piercy 50/1
Kyle Stanley 55/1
Ryan Moore 55/1
Angel Cabrera 66/1
Brendon De Jonge 66/1
Graham Delaet 66/1
Jeff Overton 66/1
Jordan Speith 66/1
Robert Karlsson 66/1
Stewart Cink 75/1
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