The final field for the 2018 American Family Insurance Championship is set, with the addition of defending champion Fred Couples and fellow World Golf Hall of Famers Davis Love III, Tom Kite and Vijay Singh. Major champion Tom Lehman will also play in the event.
Tournament officials announced the field today, and it’s arguably the strongest on this year’s PGA TOUR Champions. The American Family Insurance Championship will be held next week, June 22-24, at Madison’s University Ridge Golf Course.
The 78-player field will have the top 10 players in this year’s Charles Schwab Cup race, 19 of the top 20 and 37 of the top 40. Also in the field are championship player-host Steve Stricker and fellow Madison golf star Jerry Kelly; Charles Schwab Cup leader Bernhard Langer; and national and international golf legends John Daly, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Colin Montgomerie.
Love, Kite, Singh and David Toms, another major champion, will play in the third annual championship for the first time. Kirk Triplett, the winner of the inaugural American Family Championship, will not play to attend the Northwestern University graduation of his son, Sam, who caddied for him during his 2016 triumph.
“We are thrilled to have this exceptional field of players,” said Nate Pokrass, American Family Insurance Championship tournament director. “It’s a credit to our fans, partners and volunteers, whose enthusiasm and appreciation make for a prime destination that players don’t want to miss.”