Stricker, Kelly and Full Line-up of Activities Will Return to the 2022 AmFam Champ

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Tournament player-host Steve Stricker and two-time defending champion Jerry Kelly are coming home again to the PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship, to be held June 10-12 at University Ridge Golf Course.

Stricker and Kelly, both of Madison, have committed to the 2022 AmFam Champ, which is returning with a full schedule of activities – including the popular Friday night concert and celebrity foursome on Saturday – after the COVID-19 pandemic prevented or altered many of these events in 2021, although the tournament was still held.

Stricker’s AmFam Champ appearance will continue his return to competitive golf after recovering from a serious illness that began last fall. He expects to make his 2022 debut on PGA TOUR Champions later this spring.

“The AmFam Champ will always be special to me, but this year it means even more, as I play in front of the Wisconsin fans who have supported me throughout my career and recently during my recovery,” Stricker said. “My goal is to be in top form and compete for the title.”

This will be Stricker’s first AmFam Champ since his captaincy leading the U.S. team to its Ryder Cup win last September at Whistling Straits. It capped a busy and remarkable 2021 golf season for Stricker, who prepared for the Ryder Cup while also competing part-time on the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, culminating with winning a PGA TOUR Champions major, the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship. Stricker is a seven-time winner on PGA TOUR Champions and has 12 titles on the PGA TOUR.

Kelly is the only two-time (2019 and 2021) winner of the AmFam Champ, earning last year’s title by a stroke over 2017 champion Fred Couples and Miguel Angel Jimenez. For his career, Kelly has eight wins on PGA TOUR Champions, with two more on the PGA TOUR. He already has two top-finishes in this year’s race for the Charles Schwab Cup.

Tournament ticket information

Tickets for the American Family Insurance Championship are available for purchase at amfamchampionship.com. Tickets, which can be used for any one day of the tournament, and prices include:

Adult general admission ticket: $20
Champions ticket (age 50 years or older): $15
Youth general admission ticket (with paid adult): Free
Active duty, reserve and retired military personnel ticket: Free
First responder ticket: Free

About the American Family Insurance Championship

The American Family Insurance Championship – also known as the AmFam Champ – is a premier annual PGA TOUR Champions tournament and community celebration in Madison, Wisconsin. Since its debut in 2016, the championship has raised $12.6 million for charity, with proceeds distributed by the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation to American Family Children’s Hospital and other non-profit organizations. The championship is a two-time recipient of the PGA TOUR Champions President’s Award, given annually to the tournament that demonstrates outstanding achievement in charitable giving, sales, attendance and economic impact, as well as intangibles that set it apart. The 2022 AmFam Champ will be held June 4-12, featuring Pro-Am competitions, 5K run/walk, charity concert, celebrity foursome and three days of tournament play June 10-12 at University Ridge Golf Course. For more information on the event: Web: www.AmFamChampionship.com; Twitter: @AmFamChamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; Instagram: amfamchampionship #AmFamChamp

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Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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