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Tour Report: Notable groups: Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. — Tee times for the Travelers Championship have been released (click here) and here are some of the groups we’ll be watching. Share your favorites in the comments section below.

Webb Simpson/Bubba Watson/Keegan Bradley: Simpson completes this major championship trio fresh off his victory at the U.S. Open last week at The Olympic Club. Watson and Bradley won the last two majors with Watson winning at the Masters earlier this year and Bradley having won the PGA Championship last season. Watson, whose inaugural victory on the PGA TOUR came at the Travelers Championship two years ago, is coming off a missed cut at the U.S. Open, while Bradley, who has New England roots, tied for 68th.

Ryo Ishikawa/Patrick Cantlay/John Peterson: Ishikawa is a special temporary member of the PGA TOUR but that should change any time with Ishikawa on the cusp of earning enough to earn full status for next season. Cantlay, the world’s top ranked amateur, announced Tuesday morning he’s turning pro this week, which will be the first of three straight starts on the TOUR for the former UCLA standout. Peterson, who won last year’s NCAA Championship while at LSU, is making his sixth start of the year and coming off a tie for fourth at last week’s U.S. Open.

Zach Johnson/Kyle Stanley/Fredrik Jacobson: This group features the defending champion in Jacobson, who was also in contention at last week’s U.S. Open. Johnson already has a win this year, at Colonial, to go with three other top-10s, while Stanley, who won in Phoenix earlier this year, has missed five of his last six cuts.

Matt Kuchar/Hunter Mahan/Johnson Wagner: Kuchar won THE PLAYERS Championship last month and is making his first start in the Travelers since 2008. Mahan of course has been a regular here, having won in 2007 and finished runner-up each of the next two years.

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