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BERKSHIRE, England — The only golfer to finish inside the top 10 of all five majors on the senior circuit's 2020-21 wrap-around schedule, Jerry Kelly would become the second three-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions and the second to win two majors. "I'm still in the tournament," Kelly told reporters after completing his third trip around The Old Course at Sunningdale Golf Club and reaching the 54-hole point of this major championship in 9-under 201.  Read more >

"I tend to always kind of think about what I don't do, what I didn't get done, much more than (what he has done)," Jerry Kelly told reporters Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. on the eve of the U.S. Senior Open Championship. "I've never had the luxury of like relaxing in my career." With Steve Stricker skipping his title defense to compete in the John Deere Classic on the PGA Tour, Kelly — No. 1 in the current Charles Schwab Cup standings — is on a short list of tournament favorites. Read more >

It marks Steve Stricker's third victory in 10 career starts in PGA Tour Champions majors and his first since 2019 when he won the Regions Tradition and the U.S. Senior Open. He also becomes only the third wire-to-wire winner in the 39-year history of the event, joining Arnold Palmer (1985) and Bernhard Langer (2015), but it was a task that seemed to get more difficult the deeper into the tournament he went.  Read more >

Jerry Kelly will go into the final round of his title defense at the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship four shots behind Steve Stricker, and the fact it's that close is a testimony to how quickly Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, can change the narrative. Stricker led the third of the PGA Tour Champions' five major championships by five shots entering the day, extended his cushion to nine at the turn and then struggled mightily starting the back nine. Read more >

Jerry Kelly was amped up Sunday after repeating as champion of the American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge. There was, however, no celebration into the early morning hours. No one wound up with a lamp shade on his head. The now two-time defending AmFam champ invited family and friends over to Casa Kelly in Madison, where the vibe was low-key. A couple of PGA Tour Champions players dropped in, and Kelly cooked up a storm. Read more >

MADISON — Away from the clamor of the 18th green where Jerry Kelly was about to don the crown Sunday as repeat champion of the American Family Insurance Championship after holding off some of the biggest names on the PGA Tour Champions, a 71-year-old icon strolled onto the ninth green at Uni… Read more >

MADISON – This is one of the great party cities in the Midwest, but what happened on the 18th green at University Ridge late Sunday afternoon – as Madison's Jerry Kelly pulled off the improbable, repeating as AmFam champion – rivaled the Mifflin Street Block Party, tailgating at Badgers football games and Brat Fest for a crazy-good celebratory vibe. Read more >

MADISON — Jerry Kelly came within an inch of clearing the lip of a fairway bunker on the 18th hole Saturday at University Ridge Golf Course with a 6-iron, which could've been enough to reach the green, should've been enough to salvage a scrambling par and would've been enough to preserve his… Read more >

Miguel Angel Jimenez, Fred Couples, Jerry Kelly, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk. With that kind of top 5 after the second round of the American Family Insurance Championship, is there a shootout in the cards for Sunday at University Ridge? Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez of Wisconsin.Golf break dow… Read more >

It has long been custom for soon-to-be 86-year-old Lee Kelly to bury feathers on the golf course while she watches her son Jerry play. "The birdies grow when you plant the feathers," Jerry explained. If Miguel Angel Jiménez keeps doing what he did during the opening round of the American Family Insurance Championship, however, Lee Kelly might need to enlist a more potent kind of feather. Read more >

The two-time U.S. Open champion, who calls Madison home and is beloved around these parts, worked hard on his game to get ready for this. Pride is a powerful motivator. Unfortunately, it can’t fix a balky back. "It’s disappointing not to play a little bit better," North said. "I hope I can get my body to work better tomorrow.” Read more >

Miguel Angel Jimenez had the Round of the Day, David Toms the Comeback of the Day ... and Nicki Stricker the Feat of the Day. There was also the first hole-in-one at the AmFam Championship since its inaugural year in 2016, a 336-yard par-4 registering as the hardest hole of the day, and a John Daly WD. Wisconsin.Golf's Gary D'Amato and Rob Hernandez catch you up on the action in their Day 1 Report Card from University Ridge. Read more >

Mario Tiziani reported for work the other day at University Ridge Golf Course and was directed toward the caddies’ lounge. “I said, ‘Actually, I’m going this way this week,’” Tiziani said. He pointed toward the players’ locker room. Steve Stricker’s brother-in-law and part-time caddie won’t have a golf bag slung over his shoulder at the American Family Insurance Championship. He’ll be reaching into his own bag and hoping to pull out some magic. Read more >

Armed with a one-stroke lead at the start of the day, Steve Stricker missed several short putts early in the round, opened bogey/double-bogey and — after going 69-68-67 over the first three days at Southern Hills Country Club — did not produce the matching digits that his arithmetic progression suggested would come Sunday in his bid to win his third career senior major. Not even close. Read more >

The Madison golfer and U.S. Ryder Cup captain hit 12 of 14 fairways for the second time this week and capitalized by hitting 14 of 18 greens — making him a tournament-best 42-for-54 for the week — and shooting 3-under-par. That got Stricker to 6-under 204 after 54 holes and moved him past second-round leader Mike Weir as he attempts to win his third PGA Tour Champions major. Read more >

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – There he was, in the middle of the gallery’s stampede to the 18th green on the Ocean Course, wearing aviator sunglasses even as shadows lengthened Sunday evening, flashing that familiar thumbs-up – a move straight out of Arnie’s book – at this moment undeniably the coolest guy on the planet. Phil Mickelson, 50, was about to win the 103rd PGA Championship.  Read more >

It’s a long way from UW-Stout, where Derek Holmes played on the men’s golf team, to the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. Before this week, Holmes’ career highlight was playing in the NCAA Division III Championship. Suddenly, he’s rubbing elbows with Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka and playing practice rounds with Abraham Ancer and Y.E. Yang. Read more >

The likable Madison, Wis., businessman, who had transformed golf first with Softspikes and then with Laser Link Golf – dozens of imitators would follow – could sell swampland to a condo developer. But he ran face-first into a stiff-arm when it came to getting golf’s governing bodies to let players at the highest levels zap yardages with rangefinders. “What I am is Don Quixote,” he said, comparing himself to the literary tilter at windmills. “Rob Quixote, that’s me.” Read more >

The Ryder Cup captain and Madison native touched on a number of topics in a 30-minute pre-tournament news conference Wednesday ahead of this week's PGA Championship on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, including the state of his game, Tiger Woods, how he'll set up Whistling Straits for the Ryder Cup, his tournament schedule this summer, and the responsibility of being Ryder Cup captain in his home state. Read more >

Mario Tiziani walked away from professional golf in 2007 and regained his amateur standing six years later with the idea that he would play more competitive golf in a less demanding environment and, in time, rediscover his love for a game that has been linked to his family name for generations. Read more >

As tournament host Steve Stricker's face lit up Monday with a grin that stretched from ear-to-ear, Andy North — the two-time U.S. Open champion from Wisconsin and Stricker's idol for as long as he can remember — cautioned to everyone on an American Family Insurance Championship Media Day Zoo… Read more >

Steve Stricker didn't mince words Sunday as the Madison golfer came to grips with having his third career major championship on the PGA Tour Champions slip through his grasp. "It stinks, really!" Stricker wrote in a text to Wisconsin.Golf after losing in a playoff to Germany's Alex Cejka at the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Ala. "I played so well again and my putter let me down (Sunday)." Read more >

Scott Evans has a pretty good understanding of what Hideki Matsuyama’s victory in the Masters last weekend means to the Japanese. Evans was the head PGA golf professional at Brown Deer Park when Shigeki Maruyama won the 2001 Greater Milwaukee Open to become the first Japanese golfer to win a PGA Tour event on the U.S. mainland. Read more >