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2018
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Andrade, McCarron and Sutherland sign up for the American Family Insurance Championship

Janzen, Mediate and Perry also commit to play

The field for the 2018 American Family Insurance Championship keeps getting stronger as more players commit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The field for the 2018 American Family Insurance Championship keeps getting stronger. Billy Andrade, Scott McCarron, Kevin Sutherland, Lee Janzen, Rocco Mediate and Kenny Perry have all committed to the PGA TOUR Champions event.

The American Family Insurance Championship will be played June 22-24 at University Ridge Golf Course. Eligible players have until June 15 to sign up for the championship.

Previous tournament commitments include tournament host Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly, Bernhard Langer, Joe Durant, David Toms, John Daly, Jay Haas, Juan Angel Jimenez and Colin Montgomerie.

Billy Andrade is a three-time winner on PGA TOUR Champions since joining in 2014. He already has four top-10 finishes, including at the Rapiscan Systems Classic where he placed second to Steve Stricker. In addition to his success on PGA TOUR Champions, Andrade has won four times on the PGA TOUR.

Scott McCarron is coming off his most successful year as a professional in 2017, winning four times and earning 14 top-10 finishes on PGA TOUR Champions. He holds two previous PGA TOUR Champions Tour titles, and won three PGA TOUR events during his career.

Kevin Sutherland won the 2017 Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, culminating with his triumph at the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, his first victory on PGA TOUR Champions. The only player to shoot 59 in PGA TOUR Champions history, Sutherland had 15 top-10 finishes in 2017, finishing second three times and third twice.

Lee Janzen counts two U.S. Open wins among his eight PGA TOUR titles. His holds one PGA TOUR Champions title, and already has achieved two top-five finishes this year.

Rocco Mediate joined PGA TOUR Champions in 2013 and has won three times, including one major, the 2016 Senior PGA Championship. He has four top-10 finishes this year. He is a six-time PGA TOUR winner and finished runner-up to Tiger Woods in a famous duel at the 2008 U.S. Open. He has four top-10 finishes this year.

Kenny Perry is a nine-time winner on PGA TOUR Champions, with his last win at the 2017 U.S. Senior Open. He holds 14 PGA TOUR titles, including the 2003 Greater Milwaukee Open. He has also played in two Ryder Cups and four Presidents Cups.

Special tickets discounts still availableTickets for the American Family Insurance Championship are available at AmFamChampionship.com/tickets, with special discounts for certain tickets purchased before June 18, including:

• $5 off a $25 general admission ticket

• $5 off a $20 champions ticket (50 years +)

Active duty, reserve and retired military personnel can again enjoy a free three-day pass and any child 15 and under gets free admission to the tournament with a paid adult admission.

For tournament updates, fans can follow the tournament’s social media channels:

Twitter: @amfamchamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; and Instagram: AmFamChampionship.

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About the American Family Insurance Championship
American Family Insurance, the PGA TOUR Champions and PGA TOUR star and Wisconsin resident Steve Stricker launched this professional golf tournament in June 2016. The American Family Insurance Championship, held annually at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis., features a 78-player field. Past champions include Fred Couples (2017) and Kirk Triplett (2016). Championship week includes the three-day tournament, two Pro-Am competitions, charity concert and a special exhibition featuring celebrities from the sports and music industries. The 2018 event will be held June 18-24 with all proceeds allocated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for distribution to the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities. More than $2.7 million has been donated to charity since the inaugural event in 2016. For more information: Web: www.AmFamChampionship.com; Twitter: @AmFamChamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; Instagram: amfamchampionship #AmFamChamp

About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2018, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Scotland and Canada, with purses totaling more than $56 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.COM, at Facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.