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Oosthuizen (back) withdraws from Travelers

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CROMWELL, Conn. – Louis Oosthuizen withdrew from the Travelers Championship with a back injury just seven holes into his opening round on Thursday.

Since joining the PGA Tour in 2011 after winning the Open Championship one year earlier, Oosthuizen has withdrawn from at least one tournament each season, including three in 2013 because of  various neck and back issues.

Oosthuizen was even par before withdrawing, carding a birdie, a bogey and five pars Thursday morning.