Steve Stricker hosting American Family Insurance Championship again

Steve Stricker (right) and American Family Insurance Championship tournament director Nate Pokrass answer questions on Tuesday.

MADISON – Steve Stricker sat on a stool Tuesday with a crisp, white American Family Insurance hat perched on his head, sporting a rich tan and a major championship glow after winning the PGA Tour Champions’ Regions Tradition over the weekend in Alabama.

The 55-year-old Edgerton native was ready to talk about hosting and playing in the American Family Insurance Championship June 10-12 at University Ridge Golf Course. But there were few questions about the popular senior circuit event, which will be back to full capacity after some COVID restrictions last year. There were no queries about the celebrity pro-am, which will feature Brett Favre and Andy North against Derek Jeter and women’s golf legend Juli Inkster.

Most of the questions fielded by Stricker concerned the dramatic year that the Wisconsin golf legend endured. In September, Stricker reached the zenith of a remarkable career by captaining the United States’ Ryder Cup team to a victory at Whistling Straits in his home state di lui. But then there were mysterious heart and liver issues that flared up in November and left him hospitalized. He returned to PGA Tour Champions competition three weeks ago and rolled to his fifth senior major title at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama.

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