Long-driving John Daly commits to Wisconsin’s PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship
Daly says he’s coming to the Steve Stricker-hosted tournament June 24-26
Powerful and colorful John Daly will make one of his first starts on PGA TOUR Champions when he tees it up at the inaugural American Family Insurance Championship, June 24-26, at University Ridge Golf Course.
(Madison, Wis.) (March 3, 2016) — Powerful and colorful John Daly will make one of his first starts on PGA TOUR Champions when he tees it up at the inaugural American Family Insurance Championship, June 24-26, at University Ridge Golf Course.
The event is hosted by Madison resident and 12-time PGA TOUR winner Steve Stricker.
Daly committed to the American Family Insurance Championship in anticipation of his 50th birthday on April 28, when he officially becomes eligible for PGA TOUR Champions. He will make his tour debut May 4-6 at the Insperity Invitational in The Woodlands, Texas.
The colorfully-attired Daly is known for his prodigious driving distance, helping him earn wins at two major golf championships, the 1995 British Open and 1991 PGA Championship. He recorded three other PGA TOUR victories, the last being the 2004 Buick Invitational near San Diego.
Daly burst on the scene at 1991 PGA Championship, when he gained entry to the tournament only after eight other alternates failed to occupy a last-second spot vacated by Nick Price. Without a single practice round, Daly overwhelmed the course, field and spectators with his power, winning by three shots. Since then, his frequent 300-yard-plus drives have made him a crowd favorite in the U.S. and internationally, where he has won four times.
Daly joins more than 60 players who have committed to the American Family Insurance Championship. Other commitments include 2016 PGA TOUR Champions winners Duffy Waldorf and Esteban Toledo, former British Open champion Marc Calcavecchia and past winners of the former PGA TOUR stop in Milwaukee: Corey Pavin, Kenny Perry, Loren Roberts and Jeff Sluman.
Fans can purchase tickets for the American Family Insurance Championship at the tournament website at www.amfamchampionship.com. Options include $25 general admission tickets, valid any day of the championship, in addition to three-day general admission and clubhouse passes with special amenities.
Active duty, reserve and retired military personnel can enjoy a free three-day pass, and any child 15 and under also gets free admission to the tournament with an adult admission.
Fans can also follow the tournament’s social media channels: Twitter: @amfamchamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; and Instagram: AmFamChampionship.
About the American Family Insurance Championship
The PGA TOUR Champions tour, American Family Insurance and 12-time PGA TOUR winner and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker announced last June this new Wisconsin golf event. The inaugural American Family Insurance Championship will feature an 81-player field competing for a $2 million purse. The no-cut event will include two Pro-Am events on June 22-23 followed by three days of tournament play, June 24-26. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for distribution to the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities.