American Family golf championship canceled

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local):

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Organizers of the American Family Insurance Championship in Madison couldn’t find a suitable date for rescheduling the event and have now canceled it altogether because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The PGA Tour provided alternate summer dates for the June 5-7 championship, but an agreement on a time that was suitable for all parties could not be reached.

“It was not an easy decision by any means,” Madison resident and tournament host Steve Stricker said in a video message. “We know how much this event means to the community, the fans, the volunteers and the sponsors. We all look forward to it, even the golfers, we look forward to it. But given the mandates ... we just felt like it was in the best interest of everybody and the safety of everybody to cancel this year’s event.”

All events associated with the championship were also canceled, including UW Carbone’s Race for Research and concerts featuring Little Big Town and the BoDeans.

The tournament will go on next year, slated for June 11-13.

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