Hometown stars Stricker, Kelly enter the 2021 American Family Insurance Championship
Former champions Scott McCarron and Kirk Triplett also commit.
Player-host Steve Stricker and defending champion Jerry Kelly highlight the early entrants to the 2021 American Family Insurance Championship, to be played June 11-13 at University Ridge Golf Course. Former champions Scott McCarron (2018) and Kirk Triplett (2016) have also entered the field.
Tickets for the championship can be purchased beginning May 11 at amfamchampionship.com.
Steve Stricker, a Madison resident and native of nearby Edgerton, is a six-time winner on PGA TOUR Champions, including the recent 2021 Chubb Classic and two majors in 2019, the Regions Tradition and the U.S. Senior Open. Stricker also has 12 wins on the PGA TOUR, including two FedEx Cup playoff events. He continues to play on both tours this year, while preparing as captain of the 2021 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Jerry Kelly, also of Madison, culminated the most exciting finish in AmFam Champ history, defeating Stricker and Retief Goosen in a playoff to win the 2019 title. It was one of his three PGA TOUR Champions triumphs that year. He followed that up in 2020 by winning his first major, the Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. Kelly has seven wins on PGA TOUR Champions, with two more on the PGA TOUR.
Scott McCarron claimed the 2018 American Family Insurance Championship, winning by a stroke over Kelly and two strokes over Stricker, 2017 tournament champion Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie. McCarron has 11 wins on PGA TOUR Champions, including three in 2019 as he won his first Charles Schwab Cup title. He also has three victories on the PGA TOUR.
Kirk Triplett won the first American Family Insurance Championship in 2016, outlasting Bart Bryant and Mike Goodes by two strokes. Triplett has eight PGA TOUR Champions wins to his name, the last being the 2019 PURE Insurance Championship. He has three wins on the PGA TOUR.
Tickets available for purchase May 11
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at this year’s American Family Insurance Championship will be limited to 5,000 per day, with health and safety protocols that include:
- Face coverings will be required for all spectators, staff and volunteers unless actively eating or drinking. Eating and drinking will not be allowed within 10 feet of the spectator rope line. Concessions services, with limited menu options, will be available in selected locations on the golf course.
- Public bleacher seating will not be available. Fans are encouraged to bring chairs and sit in ways that help ensure physical distancing throughout all 18 holes.
- Sanitation stations will be located throughout the grounds, as will “safety ambassadors” to encourage attendee compliance with COVID-safety protocols.
Tickets for tournament play can be purchased beginning May 11 on a per-day basis, with special admission opportunities for military personnel, first responders and children 18 and under. To learn more, go to amfamchampionship.com.
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About the American Family Insurance Championship
The American Family Insurance Championship was created in 2016 by American Family Insurance, PGA TOUR Champions and PGA player and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker. Since its inception, the championship and associated events have raised $10.2 million for the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities. The 2021 championship will be held June 5-13 at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information: Web: amfamchampionship.com; Twitter: @AmFamChamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; Instagram: amfamchampionship #AmFamChamp
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