American Family Insurance Championship

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The American Family Insurance Championship, to be played at University Ridge Golf Course, is a PGA Champions Tour event. The inaugural American Family Insurance Championship will feature an 81-player field competing for a $2 million purse in June 2016, and will be a no-cut event.[1]

American Family Insurance has signed a three-year agreement to be the tournament’s title sponsor. Steve Stricker will serve as tournament host in 2016 and then as player-host starting in 2017 when he becomes eligible for PGA TOUR Champions events.[2] Proceeds raised will support the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation, the American Family Children’s Hospital, and The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin.[3]

Stricker is a native of Edgerton, WI and an American Family Insurance brand ambassador. He co-chairs the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation, founded in 2013. In addition to his 12 career PGA TOUR titles, Stricker represented the United States on five Presidents Cup teams and three Ryder Cup teams, and ranked second in the Official World Golf Ranking in 2010. He's a former University of Illinois All-American and also a five-time Wisconsin State Open champion between 1987 and 2000.[4]

Golf Course

University Ridge Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., opened for play in 1991 and is home to the University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s golf teams. The 7,259-yard, par-72 course features an open front nine and a more forested back nine. University Ridge has hosted the 1998 NCAA Division I Women’s Championship as well as multiple Big Ten Conference Championships.[5]

External links


American Family Insurance Championship Facebook Page
American Family Insurance Championship Twitter
University Ridge Golf Course
Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation
American Family Children's Hospital

References

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  2. Baggot, Andy. "Pro golf: Steve Stricker, American Family Insurance team up to bring Champions Tour event to University Ridge in 2016". madison.com. madison.com. Retrieved 24 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  5. "University Ridge-About Us". UniversityRidge.com. UniversityRidge.com. Retrieved 24 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>