Field starts shaping up for AmFam Championship
Though the inaugural American Family Insurance Championship is still four months away, the tournament already has received commitments from several top players on the PGA Tour Champions.
Duffy Waldorf and Esteban Toledo, both winners this year, have informed the tour that they intend to play in the event, June 22-26, at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.
Others who have given oral commitments include 1989 British Open champion Mark Calcavecchia and former Greater Milwaukee Open/U.S. Bank Championship winners Corey Pavin, Kenny Perry, Jeff Sluman and Loren Roberts.
An 81-player field will compete for a $2 million purse. The no-cut event will include two pro-ams followed by 54 holes of tournament play.
"We've gotten great feedback so far because of the time of year with the tournament being in June, the new market and then of course they want to support Steve Stricker," said tournament director Nate Pokrass.
Stricker, of Madison, is the tournament host, with proceeds benefiting the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation and the American Family Children's Hospital.
Stricker turns 49 on Tuesday and won't be able to play in the event until 2017. Players must be 50 to compete on the PGA Tour Champions (formerly Champions Tour).