Daly, Andrade, Mediate and Waldorf commit to AmFam Championship
Players join Stricker, Singh, Mongtomerie and others at June 23-25 tournament
May 8, 2017 - Newest player commitments are announced.
John Daly, Billy Andrade, Rocco Mediate and Duffy Waldorf, four fan favorites on the PGA TOUR Champions, have signed up to play at the American Family Insurance Championship June 23-25 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.
John Daly is fresh off his first PGA TOUR Champions title, with his one-stroke victory Sunday at the Insperity Invitational at The Woodands, Texas. Daly launched his PGA TOUR career when his prodigious drives helped him earn a surprise win the 1991 PGA Championship. Four years later, he won his second major at the 1995 Open Championship. He recorded three other PGA TOUR victories, the last being the 2004 Buick Invitational near San Diego.
Billy Andrade is a three-time winner on PGA TOUR Champions since joining in 2014 and earned a career-best nine top-10 finishes in 2016, including a fourth-place finish at the American Family Insurance Championship. Andrade also won four times while competing on the PGA TOUR.
Rocco Mediate joined the PGA TOUR Champions in 2013 and has won three times, including one major, the 2016 Senior PGA Championship, with 16 other top-10 finishes. He is six-time PGA TOUR winner and finished runner-up to Tiger Woods in a famous duel at the 2008 U.S. Open.
Duffy Waldorf is a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR Champions. He enjoyed his best year in 2016, where he finished with one win and nine other top-10 finishes, including an eighth-place finish at the American Family Insurance Championship. He ended the year 10th in the final Charles Schwab Cup standings, earning more than $1.2 million.
The four players follow previous commitments to the American Family Insurance Championship by tournament host Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly, Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Corey Pavin, Billy Mayfair and Skip Kendall. Mike Small, University of Illinois golf coach and three-time winner of the PGA Professional National Championship, will also play in the tournament under a sponsor’s exemption.
Ticket discounts still available
Tickets for the American Family Insurance Championship are available at the tournament website (at www.amfamchampionship.com), with special discounts for certain tickets purchased before June 1, including:
• $5 off a $25 general admission ticket
• $5 off $20 AARP Champions tickets (50 years +)
• $10 off $50 Clubhouse tickets (Clubhouse tickets include special amenities)
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.
Fans can also follow the tournament’s social media channels: Twitter: @amfamchamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; and Instagram: AmFamChampionship.
About the American Family Insurance Championship
The inaugural PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship was held in June 2016, hosted by 12-time PGA TOUR winner and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker. The second annual event will be held June 23-25 in Madison, Wis. at University Ridge Golf Course and will feature a 78-player field competing for a $2 million purse. The no-cut event includes two Pro-Am events on June 21-22, followed by three days of tournament play, June 23-25. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation and the American Family Children’s Hospital. More than $1 million in proceeds was donated to charitable organizations from the 2016 event.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 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 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 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 live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.