The top putter (Todd Hamilton), top driver (Scott McCarron), most accurate iron player (Vijay Singh), best closer (Jerry Kelly) and the statistically best all-around golfer on the PGA Tour Champions (Joe Durant) were in attendance this weekend for the 2018 American Family Insurance Championship.
Scott and Jenny McCarron lost a $5 wager to Jerry Kelly and his caddie, Eric Meller, during a nine-hole "friendly" earlier in the week at Maple Bluff CC.
There was no concert for Steve Stricker to get to Saturday. There were no more celebrities to welcome to town. The affable host of the American Family Insurance Championship has done all he can this week to make the third annual PGA Tour Champions event a rousing success.
Steve Stricker was on the 15th tee at University Ridge Friday when a big, booming voice came over the speaker on the adjacent 18th hole as former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal introduced the group approaching the green.
Quite possibly the last time Steve Stricker had Brad Bryant chasing him atop of the leaderboard in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, the Madison golfer was a 26-year-old golfer on the Canadian Tour turning heads in during a cameo appearance on the PGA Tour at the 1993 Canadian Open.
Jerry Kelly's oral tour of his round Friday at the third annual American Family Insurance Championship stopped almost as soon as it began because, quite frankly, there wasn't a highlight moment that defined his 4-under-par 68.
Larry Mize has one more green jacket than 75 of the 78 golfers in the field at this week's American Family Insurance Championship, yet the 1987 Masters champion was the guy packing his belongings into a rental car the other day after spending the day subbing in a pro-am at University Ridge G…
Steve Stricker's caddie rotation has included wife Nicki and brother-in-law Mario Tiziani, but there was no question who would be on his bag this weekend for the third annual American Family Insurance Championship.
Fred Couples hasn't played competitive golf since The Masters more than two months ago. He hasn't played on the PGA Tour Champions since January.
Just as video eradicated the radio star all those years ago, there are those who believe TrackMan — and golf technology like it — will torpedo the PGA Tour careers of those aging professional golfers who grew up during an era of persimmon woods, orange Pro-Staffs, yardage discs and Wilson visors.
It’s 78 miles from the first tee at University Ridge GC in Madison to the nearest Kopp’s Frozen Custard, but Billy Mayfair is coming to the American Family Insurance Championship anyway.
PosPlayer+/-ThruTotal QUALIFIERS (5)1E.A. Tischler Olympia Fields, IL-2F70 2Clay Devers Shawnee, KS-1F71 T3Chris Hunsucker San Antonio, TXEF72 T3Charlie Brown Sturtevant, WIEF72 T3Kelly Berger Mosinee, WIEF72 DID NOT QUALIFYT3Mike Grob Billings, MTEF72 T3James Connolly Houston, TXEF72…
Davis Love III and Steve Stricker continue to bounce between the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions, but -- for one week -- the key members of the United States Ryder Cup braintrust will be in one spot: University Ridge GC.
Opportunities to test his game against the best golfers his age have become more numerous since Jim Schuman turned 50 in 2013.
MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Few places on this earth appeal to Steve Stricker more than a tree stand in the the woods, but Memphis is coming close.
The American Family Insurance Championship has given Wisconsin golf fans a PGA Tour Champions event, a Saturday celebrity foursome and a Friday night concert (this year, REO Speedwagon is headlining at Breese Stevens Field).
MEMPHIS, Tennessee — For the 21st time in his career, Steve Stricker will play in a U.S. Open and, for the second year in a row, the 51-year-old Madison golfer turned back time and earned the chance to play there.
The American Family Insurance Championship has dipped into golf's rich history of gregarious personalities to fill out its 2018 celebrity foursome.
Three of the four members of the 2017 American Family Insurance Championship celebrity foursome are coming back in 2018.
Mike Small and Skip Kendall have a special place with the American Family Insurance Championship and two of tournament host Steve Stricker's long-time friends will have a place in the PGA Tour Champions event in 2018.
It’s been well-documented how difficult is to say no to Steve Stricker when it comes to golfers coming to the American Family Insurance Championship.
Steve Stricker will make the PGA Tour Champions a major focus of his schedule over the next two months as a result of his play on the PGA Tour last weekend at The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
With 2018 winner Fred Couples bothered by ongoing back issues, the PGA Tour Champions event announces that tournament host Steve Stricker and fellow Madison golfer Jerry Kelly with join David Toms and Joe Durant -- Nos. 3 and 4 on the Charles Schwab Cup money list behind Stricker and Kelly -- June 22 through 24 at University Ridge
The iconic pop-rock band, with roots in a residence hall at Stricker's college alma mater, will fill the Friday night concert marquee along with country acts Sara Evans and A Thousand Horses for 2018 championship this June.
When it comes to putting on a PGA Tour Champions event, tournament director Nate Pokrass and his American Family Insurance Championship staff sure seem to have the Midas touch.
2018 Am Fam Championship Calendar
PGA Tour Champions: 2018 American Family Insurance Championship (University Ridge GC-Madison) | Final round
Sun, Jun 24, 2018
2018 American Family Insurance Championship: Second-round scores, third-round pairings
Sat, Jun 23, 2018
2018 American Family Insurance Championship: First-round scores, second-round pairings
Fri, Jun 22, 2018
2018 American Family Insurance Championship: First-round pairings
Thu, Jun 21, 2018