Jim Furyk will make his debut at the AmFam Champ
Retief Goosen and Miguel Angel Jimenez also enter the 2021 field
Jim Furyk, nine-time player on the U.S. Ryder Cup team and captain in 2018, will play in his first American Family Insurance Championship when play begins June 11. Retief Goosen, second-place finisher in 2019, and fan favorite Miguel Angel Jimenez are returning to the event.
The 2021 AmFam Champ will be held June 11-13 at University Ridge golf course in Madison. Tickets are available at amfamchampionship.com.
After joining PGA TOUR Champions in 2020, Jim Furyk made an immediate impression, winning his first two starts at The Ally Challenge and the PURE Insurance Championship. It was a fete accomplished by only two other players, Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher.
Furyk is a 17-time winner on the PGA TOUR, including the 2003 U.S. Open. His best year on tour was in 2010, winning three times, the season-long FedEx Cup competition and both the PGA Player of the Year and PGA Tour Player of the Year honors.
Retief Goosen, of South Africa, finished second in the 2019 AmFam Champ when Jerry Kelly defeated him and tournament player-host Steve Stricker in a playoff. He won the 2019 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship for his sole win on PGA TOUR Champions. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Goosen has seven wins on the PGA TOUR, including triumphs at the U.S. Open in 2001 and 2007.
Miguel Angel Jimenez is known worldwide under his nicknames, “The Mechanic” and “The Most Interesting Golfer in the World.” He’s earned 10 PGA TOUR Champions titles, including two in 2020, the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and the Sanford International. Jimenez holds 21 titles on the European Tour and has played for the European Ryder Cup team four times.
Other commitments to this year’s American Family Insurance Championship include Stricker, defending champion Jerry Kelly, past champions Scott McCarron and Kirk Triplett, Alex Cejka, Darren Clarke, Jesper Parnevik and Andy North. Former Canadian Tour player Mario Tiziani, of Madison, will play under a sponsor’s exemption. The full 81-player field will be announced June 4.
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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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