Daly, Jimenez and Montgomerie return to the American Family Insurance Championship
They join Stricker, Kelly, Langer and others for the June 22-24 event.
The 2018 American Family Insurance Championship is shaping up to have one of the premier fields on this year’s PGA TOUR Champions schedule, with the recent commitments of John Daly, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Colin Montgomerie.
Player host Steve Stricker, Madison resident Jerry Kelly, Bernhard Langer, David Toms and Joe Durant previously committed to the American Family Insurance Championship, to be played June 22-24 at University Ridge Golf Course. Eligible players have until June 15 to sign up for the championship.
Other early commitments include PGA TOUR Champions tournament winners Marc Calcavecchia, Steve Flesch, Fred Funk, Paul Goydos, Jay Haas, Gene Sauers, Esteban Toledo and Duffy Waldorf.
John Daly, a fan favorite due to his monster drives and flashy wardrobe, captured his first PGA TOUR Champions title at the 2017 Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands. He launched his PGA TOUR career with a surprise win in the 1991 PGA Championship, followed by a second major title at the 1995 Open Championship. He recorded three other PGA TOUR victories, the last being the 2004 Farmers Insurance Open near San Diego.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, the popular Spaniard, is a four-time winner on PGA TOUR Champions, including wins in 2017 and 2016 at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. He has 21 international titles and has competed four times for the European Ryder Cup team.
Colin Montgomerie, of Scotland, has raised the winner’s trophy six times on PGA TOUR Champions, including two titles in 2017 at the Japan Airlines Championship and the SAS Championship. A 2013 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame, he holds 41 international wins, has played eight times for the European Ryder Cup team and served as team captain in 2010.
Special tickets discounts now 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 AARP 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.