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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Oosthuizen, Kelly among latest Travelers commitments

Former British Open Louis Oosthuizen and ex-University of Hartford standout Jerry Kelly were among five golfers committing to the Travelers Championship to be held later this month.


Also committing were Robert Karlsson, Kyle Stanley and Chris DiMarco for the tournament to be held June 21-24 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.

Oosthuizen, who lost in a sudden-death playoff to Bubba Watson at the Masters in April, is making is first appearance at the Travelers. He is currently ranked 15th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Kelly, who has three PGA Tour victories, is making his 15th appearance in the tournament.

Karlsson is also making his first appearance at the Travelers. He tied for fourth in last year's PGA Championship. Stanley turned pro at the 2009 Travelers and won his first tour event at the Waste ManagementPhoenix Open in Februrary. DiMarco will be making his 13th appearance to the Travelers.

On Monday, the Travelers announced its headliners for the Celebrity Pro-Am to be held June 20, among them comedian Bill Murray, University of Connecticut basketball coaches Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma, Quinnipiac men's basketball coach Tom Moore and former Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie.

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