For Media

Parking update - June 22, 2018
Media will park back on site Saturday at University Ridge Golf Course. Follow the signs to the "M" lot for Media. It's directly across from the main fan ticket entrance.

Welcome to AmFam Champ Week!

American Family Insurance and PGA TOUR Champions appreciate your coverage of the 2018 American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge Golf Course.


This section is a one-stop shop for media covering the tournament. Check here daily for updates during the championship, including scores, tees times, interview schedule, transcripts and more. Please note below where we will also provide emails, but be advised to check back to this page often for updates.

If you have questions at any time during the tournament, please contact a member of the Media Relations team at right for assistance (cell phones and PGA TOUR communications representatives contact info provided at bottom of page). If you have questions regarding credentials, please contact Janet Masters, jmasters@amfam.com or 608-438-4317.

Daily schedule:

Please note, media interview times are listed in next Notes, results and interviews section below.

Monday, June 18
Note: Access to grounds is restricted to those with credentials only (no public access)
10 a.m. - Media Center opens
9 a.m. - Tournament qualifier at The Legend at Bergamont, Oregon, Wis. Results are posted below.

Tuesday, June 19
Note: Access to grounds is restricted to those with credentials only (no public access)
8 a.m. - Media Center opens
The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin Skills Challenge, with First Tee ambassadors Jerry Kelly, Andy North and Steve Stricker (see schedule below) (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)

8:30 a.m. - Participants arrive and head to range
9 a.m. - Q&A /clinic with pros
9:15 a.m. - Junior Skills Challenge (Half to do challenge, half to do tours)
10:15 a.m. - Junior Skills Challenge group 2 (Half do challenge, half do tours)
11:30 a.m. - Winning team to play #18; others lunch in skyboxes on #18
Noon - Photo with everyone on #18

Wednesday, June 20
Note: Access to grounds is restricted to those with credentials only (no public access)
8 a.m. - Media Center opens
Pro-Am play; Pro-Am times (updated 6-19-18)
Pre-tournament player interview times are listed below.
Noon - First round tee times announced

Thursday, June 21
Note: Access to grounds is restricted to those with credentials only (no public access)
8 a.m. - Media Center opens
Pro-Am play; Pro-Am times (updated 6-19-18)
Pre-tournament player interviews are listed below.

Friday, June 22
FRIDAY TEE TIMES
7 a.m. - Media Center opens
8:15 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies at 1st tee. Ceremonial tee shot by former American Family Children's Hospital patient Bodhi O'Rourke. Fly-over from Air National Guard 115th Fighter Wing.
8:50 a.m. - First round tournament play; players tee off on 1st and 10th tees.
Post-round player interviews in front of Training Center or Media Center interview room.

Saturday, June 23
SATURDAY TEE TIMES
7 a.m. - Media Center opens
8:30 a.m. - Second round of tourament play; players tee off on 1st and 10th tees.
9:45 a.m. (approximate) - Lee Trevino media interview in Media Center.
4:30 p.m. (approximate) - Celebrity foursome (Trevino, Favre, Jeter North) Q&A with Golf Channel's John Cook in front of fans at the 18th green. This and earlier Lee Trevino interview will take place in lieu of celebrity foursome news conference.
Post-round player interviews in front of UW Golf Team Training Center or Media Center interview room.

Sunday, June 24
SUNDAY TEE TIMES (TO COME)
7 a.m. - Media Center opens
8:30 a.m. - Final round of tournament play; players tee off on 1st and 10th tees.
Time TBD - Championship review with Tournament Director Nate Pokrass and American Family Insurance Chairman/CEO Jack Salzwedel at Media Center.
Post-round player interviews in front of UW Golf Team Training Center or Media Center interview room.
4 p.m. (approximate) - Champion trophy presentation and closing ceremony at 18th green.
4:45 p.m. (approximate) - Champion interview in Media Center interview room.

Notes, results and interviews

Monday, June 18
Qualifier results media advisory

Tuesday, June 19

Pre-tournament notes from PGA TOUR Champions

Wednesday, June 20

Interviews
11: 30 a.m.: Davis Love III at the Media Center
Davis Love III Interview transcript 

Noon: Bernhard Langer at the Media Center
Bernhard Langer Interview transcript

1:30 p.m. (approximate): Steve Stricker at the Media Center
Steve Stricker Interview transcript

Thursday, June 21

Interviews

12:15 p.m.: Jerry Kelly at the Media Center
Jerry Kelly Interview transcript

12:45 p.m: Fred Couples at the Media Center
Fred Couples Interview transcript

Friday, June 22
Championship notes

Results

Round 1 Interviews
Brad Bryant Interview transcript
Steve Stricker Interview transcript

Fred Couples Interview transcript
Jerry Kelly Interview transcript
John Daly Interview transcript

Saturday, June 23
Championship notes

Results

Interviews

 

Sunday, June 24
Championship notes

Results

Interviews

 

 

Other resources:

Championship player field (updated 6-19-18; 12:45 p.m.)

Championship fast facts

PGA TOUR Champions fact sheet

2018 Schwab Cup 

2018 PGA TOUR Champions Rookies

Course Walking and Viewing Tips Guide

Inside-the-ropes access: A daily sticker is required. Please see a PGA TOUR Champions representative in the Media Center or contact a member of the Media Relations team for assistance.

Photos: For PGA TOUR Champions-approved images, visit www.pgatourimages.com. Images will be available each day. Or contact a member of the Media Relations team for assistance.

Directions to media parking (Lot M): Due to construction and fan volume please give yourself extra time to get to the course. Those with parking passes for the media lot should follow the signs entering University Ridge to Lot M. Staff will be on site to help direct you if needed. Shuttles will be provided for those needing assistance or those with heavy equipment.

Media Center amenities: The Media Center, located in the UW golf team training facility, provides seating and workspace for media. The Media Center will offer high-speed internet access, a large digital leader board and two large televisions showing live telecasts of the tournament. Computer leaderboards with real-time scores will also be located throughout the center.

Media dining: Media dining is located in the media work area. Meals will be available for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.

Media services: All credential-holding media will receive player interview transcripts via this page. Hard copies will also be available in the Media Center.

The official 2018 American Family Insurance Championship hashtag is #AmFamChamp. You can also view updates by following us on social media: Twitter: @AmFamChamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; Instagram: amfamchampionship

Media Relations team cell phones:
Ken Muth: 608-332-6538
Janet Masters: 608-438-4317
Linda Wagener: 608-335-7622
Erin Johansen: 608-852-3193
Allison Pierce (Media Relations intern): apierce@amfam.com, 608-347-9190

PGA TOUR Champions Media:
Chris Richards: 678-644-4258
Jackie Servais: 303-249-6439