MADISON (WKOW) -- Just 24 days before competition tees off in the American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge, the event held a media day. Steve Stricker and Andy North were on hand to help promote the event. The inaugural event is part of the PGA Champions Tour, which involves golfers over the age of 50. The tournament will be played June 24-26. At 49, Stricker will be unable to participate this summer, which will be a different experience.
"It will be hard, but kind of something I've been looking forward to see what the Champions Tour is all about. I'll play the Pro-Am both days, so just to be out here, it's all for great causes that's what this tournament's all about," Stricker said.
The American Family Insurance Championship will be the first PGA-affiliated event ever held in Madison. The tournament will be played at University Ridge for at least the next three years. It is the first annual event to be played in Wisconsin since the U.S. Bank Championship left Milwaukee in 2009.
"It was always kind of a sour taste in a lot of locals. Andy's [North], myself, Jerry's [Kelly] that golf wasn't here on an annual basis, so we're all very excited, Andy, Jerry, we're all very excited, American Family, to be bringing this back on a regular basis," Stricker said.
Single day tickets can be bought for $25.