AmFam Championship hosts celebrity foursome golf outing
FITCHBURG, Wis. (CBS 58) -- After two years of being cancelled because of COVID-19, the celebrity foursome is back.
Packers Quarterback great Brett Favre made his fifth appearance along aside Andy North facing Yankees Hall of Famer Derek Jeter and first time participant Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster.
"Wisconsin fans are special. They are a different breed," said Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre.
While they had some time off from being on the course, Favre was quick to begin the gamesmanship.
"As soon as he came in, he didn't even say hello, he started talking about "I have a bad back because we're playing against each other. Andy the same thing," said Jeter.
"You got to position yourself," laughed Favre.
"You're selling product," added North.
Jeter and Inkster did have the better score on the day, winning by three strokes. But of course, all that really matters is they raised $45,000 for charity. $25,000 for the American Family Children's Hospital and $20,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank.
"It's just a pleasure to get folks here who want to have some fun and help us raise some money and do the right thing. People love them here," said North.
"Anytime you can help out and raise money for some great charity and have fun while you're doing it, it’s a win-win," said Inkster.
As for his back injury, Brett says he will be playing in Donald Driver's celebrity softball game in Appleton on Sunday, June 12. He jokingly added he hopes he survives it.
In the actual AmFam Championship, Thongchai Jaidee and Miguel Angel Jimenez lead the field by a stroke at -10. Tournament host Steve Stricker is at -4. Two-time reigning champion is at -7 under for the tournament.