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Stricker, Kelly and Kendall Commit to the American Family Insurance Championship

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The reunion of three Wisconsin golf legends is official. Tournament host Steve Stricker and fellow Madison resident Jerry Kelly have committed to the 2017 American Family Insurance Championship. Wisconsin native Skip Kendall has also signed up for the PGA TOUR Champions event, to be held June 23-25 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.

Stricker and Kelly became eligible to play for the PGA TOUR Champions when they turned 50 this year. Kendall, who played in the 2016 American Family Insurance Championship under a sponsor’s exemption, qualified for full-time status on the tour earlier this year.

“I can’t wait,” Stricker said. “The three of us competed against each other as juniors, amateurs and then as players on the regular tour. Now, we get to test each other on the PGA TOUR Champions, and back on our home turf. It’s going to be a lot of fun – and competitive.” Stricker, Kelly and Kendall are all members of the Wisconsin Golf Association Hall of Fame, inducted in 2006 and 2007.

The inaugural PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship was held in June 2016, hosted by 12-time PGA TOUR winner and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker. The second annual event will be held June 23-25 in Madison, Wis. at University Ridge golf course and will again feature an 81-player field competing for a $2 million purse. The no-cut event includes two Pro-Am events on June 21-22, followed by three days of tournament play, June 23- 25. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation and the American Family Children’s Hospital.

For more information on the American Family Insurance Championship, click here.

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