Madison,
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2019
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Three European legends join the field for the 2019 American Family Insurance Championship

$10 tickets available through May 17 in honor of Stricker victory

World Golf Hall of Famers Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie, and Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez have committed to the 2019 American Family Insurance Championship, held June 21-23 at University Ridge Golf Course. The three players represent 22 Ryder Cup appearances.

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

Bernhard Langer, of Germany, is the defending champion of the PGA TOUR Champions Charles Schwab Cup, a season-long competition he has won a record five times and is second this year trailing only McCarron. He ranks second in PGA TOUR Champions tiles with 39, second to Hale Irwin’s 45. Langer’s three wins on the PGA TOUR includes two Master’s titles, in 1985 and 1993. He’s played on 10 European Ryder Cup teams, and captained the team in 2004.

Miguel Angel Jimenez is known worldwide under his nicknames, “The Mechanic” and “The Most Interesting Golfer in the World.” He earned his seventh PGA TOUR Champions title with his win earlier this year at the Chubb Classic. Jimenez holds 21 titles on the European Tour, and played for the European Ryder Cup team four times.

Colin Montgomerie, of Scotland, finished in a tie for third at the 2018 American Family Insurance Championship, shooting a red-hot 64 in the final round. He has six PGA TOUR Champions titles to his credit, including three majors, along with 42 international wins. He’s played on eight European Ryder Cup teams, and captained the team in 2010.

STRICKWINS discounted tickets available through May 17

Special discounts are now available for the American Family Insurance Championship in honor of Steve Stricker’s first-ever major victory on PGA TOUR Champions, with his win May 13 at the Regions Tradition.

Daily general admission and Champions tickets (for fans age 50 and older) are available for $10 and $7.50 respectively through May 17. That’s 50 percent off earlier discounted ticket prices. Fans can purchase their tickets from the home page of AmFamChampionship.com under the "Get Tickets" link. Enter the promotion code STRICKWINS at checkout to receive the sales price.

After May 17, discounts for general admission and Champions tickets will continue until June 1:

  • $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: www.AmFamChampionship.com; 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 PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.