Hoch and Willis did not give reasons for their withdrawals. OMeara withdrew for the second straight week in the wake of his mothers death.
The Colonial field, should it remain at 116, will match the largest invitational field in tournament history. There also were 116 starters in 1995. In 1974 and 1975 the tournament went above the 116 figure, but the tournament was not a traditional invitational field in those years.
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