Couples win American Family Insurance Championship

Marco Green
June 26, 2017

Couples, who recorded his 13th victory on the PGA Champions Tour, finished the three-round event at 15-under 201.

The 57-year-old Couples started the day three strokes behind second-round leader Paul Broadhurst, and Couples was behind by as many as four shots during Sunday's round.

Fred Couples after making par on the 18th hole, and winning the tournament by two strokes the American Family Insurance Championship held at University Ridge Golf Course Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Madison, Wis. Notes: Steve Stricker is the tournament host, coming off his tie for 16th in the U.S. Open. It gets your heart rate going, it gets a lot of things going.

Andres Romero picked up seven shots in his last 10 holes to win the BMW International Open in Munich by 1 stroke. "So it was not my best (round), but it was the start that I wanted at least and we'll see if we can take it deep the next couple (days)".

His third shot on No. 6, a par 5, got caught in a wind that suddenly shifted toward him, leaving his ball 40 feet short of the cup.

"There was a bit of mud on the ball, so it was the right decision, no question", Broadhurst said. "The swing wasn't quite in synch". The field includes nine players who won the Greater Milwaukee Open on the PGA Tour - Mark Brooks, Carlos Franco, Jay Haas, Scott Hoch, Billy Mayfair, Corey Pavin, Kenny Perry, Loren Roberts and Jeff Sluman. "I lost my lead and I just didn't play well enough today, simple as that". "It seems very calm right here, but when you go on that back nine, it's blowing everywhere".

"He and I are such good buds, and his family", Verplank said. "It's been great, don't get me wrong, but I'm ready for a little time off and get away from the game a little bit and then come back again, recharge and refresh".

Stricker had a 69 to match Joe Durant (67) at 12 under.

"It was a lot of fun", Stricker said. I don't necessarily say I like playing in the wind, but I'm kind of used to it. But while Stricker is still toggling between the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour, Kelly has thrown himself into the senior tour after turning 50 late past year. These last couple weeks have been really special and really cool, and this week for the obvious reasons of being a part of this and raising money for all these good causes that we support. He's been one of my favorite people forever.

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