Jimenez, Lehman and McCarron sign on for the American Family Insurance Championship
Elite field gets even stronger; championship ticket discounts are extended to June 18
Newest player commitments announced.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, Tom Lehman and Scott McCarron, three winners this year on PGA TOUR Champions, will bring their games to the American Family Insurance Championship June 23-25 at University Ridge Golf Course.
Jimenez, Lehman and McCarron join an elite field with previous player commitments from tournament host Steve Stricker, Vijay Singh, Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Jerry Kelly and others.
Jimenez, from Spain, ranks third on this year’s Charles Schwab Cup money list, bolstered by his defending champion win at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic and five other top-10 finishes. Nicknamed “The Mechanic” for his precise golf game and his affinity for high-performance cars, the pony-tailed Jimenez is a fan favorite across the world, winning dozens of titles in addition to his four victories on PGA TOUR Champions.
Lehman outlasted Stricker by a stroke to win the Tucson Conquistadores Classic in March, his 10th career victory on the PGA TOUR Champions. He also holds five PGA TOUR wins, including one major, the 1996 Open Championship, and the 1996 TOUR Championship. Lehman played on three Presidents Cup teams (1994, 1996 and 2000) and three Ryder Cup teams (1995, 1997 and 1999), and he was Ryder Cup captain in 2006.
McCarron is on pace to have his most successful year on PGA TOUR Champions, ranking second on the Charles Schwab Cup money list behind only Bernhard Langer. Earlier this year, he hoisted the winner’s trophy at the Allianz Championship and followed that up with five more top-10 finishes. Golf fans can see McCarron on the course carrying a SpongeBob SquarePants good-luck charm, which he received from his daughters.
Discounted tickets available until June 18
American Family Insurance Championship organizers have extended the availability of special discounts for certain tournament tickets, including general admission, until June 18. Tickets are available at the championship website (at www.amfamchampionship.com), with the following discounts:
• $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.