Live from the links: What to know before you go to this year’s AmFam Championship
MADISON, Wis. — The American Family Championship returns to University Ridge golf course this weekend with a star-studded field of players.
This year’s field includes nine players with PGA Tour Champions wins this season, four members of the World Golf Hall of Fame, and nine winners of the Masters, U.S. Open, and the Open Championship. On top of that, tournament founder Steve Stricker returns to the links as the 2020 captain of the Ryder Cup team.
Tournament director Nate Pokrass talked to News 3 Now this morning about who’s playing this year:
The first players tee off in Round 1 at 8:50 a.m. Friday. Saturday is one of the biggest draws: the celebrity foursome. Hitting the links as part of that this year are: Toby Keith, Brett Favre, Andy North, and Jack Nicklaus. This year’s foursome will play a nine-hole scramble starting on the 10th hole following the final tournament group of the day at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Pokrass talked about the excitement surrounding the celebrity draw on News 3 Now This Morning:
The AmFam Championship is more than just a golf tournament. It’s one of the biggest fundraisers for the American Family Children’s Hospital and the First Tee of Central Wisconsin. Watch the video at the top of the page for information on the charitable efforts.
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