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PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship
June 20-26, 2016
June 20: Executive Women’s Day Presented by Kathy Ireland Worldwide
June 21: Youth Clinic hosted by First Tee of South Central Wisconsin
June 22-23: Pro-Am events
June 24-26: Tournament play (purchase tickets)
Players will compete on the University Ridge Golf Course, home to the University of Wisconsin golf program. The 7,259-yard, par 72 course's name comes from the defining feature of the landscape, a remnant of the last retreating glacier. The course is perched right where the Wisconsin Glacier stopped, providing the backbone of the ridge that divides the terrain into clusters of hills and valleys. Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed the golf course with distinctly different front and back nines that make it feel like you are playing two courses in one. The front nine plays across grassy meadows, featuring contoured fairways and generous landing areas. In contrast, mature trees frame most of the holes on the back nine.
81 PGA TOUR Champions players compete in a no-cut 54-hole format, with 18-hole play on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See Press page for player commitments.
Total purse of $2 million, with winner’s share of $300,000
American Family Insurance, based in Madison, Wis., is the founding sponsor of the American Family Insurance Championship. American Family is a Fortune 400 company approaching its 90th birthday, protecting the dreams of customers through multiline insurance products and the trusted expertise of its exclusive agents and employees.
Steve Stricker, 12-time winner on the PGA TOUR, is hosting the championship in his hometown of Madison. Steve will serve exclusively as a host for the 2016 tournament, and player-host starting in 2017 when he becomes eligible for the PGA TOUR Champions.
Proceeds from the tournament will be donated through the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation to the American Family Children’s Hospital and other local charities.
Established in 2013, the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation supports charities, educational initiatives and organizations aimed at building strong families and healthy kids, empowering them to chase and achieve their dreams.
American Family Children's Hospital in Madison is a comprehensive pediatric medical and surgical center, nationally recognized for its pediatric intensive care unit, transplant surgery program and children’s cancer center. Named for a generous gift from American Family Insurance, the hospital earns widespread praise for its expert care and a warm, soothing atmosphere that enhances a child's ability to heal. American Family Children's Hospital is ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals in five medical and surgical specialties in U.S. News and World Report's 2015-2016 Best Children's Hospitals Guide.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the tournament entrance during the championship. Options include $25 general admission tickets valid any day of the championship, in addition to three-day general admission and clubhouse passes with special amenities. Active duty, reserve and retired military personnel can enjoy a free three-day pass and any child 15 and under also gets free admission to the tournament with an adult admission.
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