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PGA TOUR Champions newcomers join the 2019 American Family Insurance Championship

Darren Clarke, Retief Goosen and Chris DiMarco will make their tournament debuts

PGA TOUR Champions rookies Darren Clarke, Retief Goosen and Chris DiMarco have committed to the 2019 American Family Insurance Championship, to be held June 21-23 at University Ridge Golf Course.

They join tournament host Steve Stricker, Jerry Kelly, Scott McCarron and Kirk Triplett, who earlier made commitments. The full 78-player field for the championship will be set June 14.

Darren Clarke, of Northern Ireland, is best known for his victory at the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St. George’s in England. A veteran of the European Tour and PGA TOUR, he’s won 21 tournaments worldwide. He’s also played five times for the European Ryder Cup Team, and was captain of the team in 2016.

Retief Goosen, of South Africa, will be enshrined into the World Golf Hall of Fame this June. He is a two-time major champion, winning the U.S. Open in 2001 and 2007. In addition to his seven PGA TOUR victories, he’s won 26 international titles and played on six World President’s Cup teams against the U.S.

Chris DiMarco won three times on the PGA TOUR, in addition to four other professional tournaments. He is perhaps best known for his final-round battle with Tiger Woods in the 2005 Masters, where Woods outlasted him in a sudden death playoff. DiMarco has played twice for the U.S. in the Ryder Cup and President’s Cup.

Special tickets discounts now available

Tickets for the American Family Insurance Championship are available from the home page of under the "Get Tickets" link, with special discounts for certain tickets purchased before June 1, including:

  • $5 off a $25 general admission ticket
  • $5 off a $20 Champions ticket (50 years +)

Active duty, reserve and retired military personnel can again enjoy a free three-day pass and any child 15 and under gets free admission to the tournament with a paid adult admission.

For tournament updates, fans can follow the tournament’s social media channels:

Twitter: @amfamchamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; and Instagram: AmFamChampionship.

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About the American Family Insurance Championship
American Family Insurance, the PGA TOUR Champions and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker launched this professional golf tournament in June 2016. The American Family Insurance Championship, held annually at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis., features a 78-player field. Past champions include Scott McCarron (2018), Fred Couples (2017) and Kirk Triplett (2016). Championship week includes the three-day tournament, two Pro-Am competitions, 5K run/walk, charity concert and a special exhibition featuring celebrities from the sports and music industries. The 2019 event will be held June 15-23 with all proceeds allocated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for distribution to the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities. More than $4.7 million has been donated to charity since the inaugural event in 2016. For more information: Web:; Twitter: @AmFamChamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; Instagram: amfamchampionship #AmFamChamp

About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2019, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Japan, England and Canada, with purses totaling nearly $58 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 170 countries and territories, reaching more than 340 million potential households, and distributed in 15+ markets via GOLFTV. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at, at, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.