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Stricker to host Champions Tour stop in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin is getting a regular date on a professional golf tour again.

The PGA announced on Monday that its Champions Tour will make a stop starting in June 2016 at the University Ridge course in Madison. Wisconsin native Steve Stricker will serve as host of the American Family Insurance Championship tournament.

Golfers become eligible to play in the Champions Tour when turning 50. Stricker, who plays on the regular PGA circuit, wouldn't be eligible to play in his own tournament for another two years.

But Stricker said he is fulfilling a dream by returning professional golf to his home state. The last regular tourney was the PGA Tour stop in Milwaukee that ended in 2009 following a 42-year run.

The PGA Championship will be in Wisconsin this year.

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