There’s been something more in the air than humidity this week at University Ridge.
"It's been a great relationship and one that I treasure a lot," Stricker says of North.
The seven-year extension keeps the tournament at University Ridge and begins with this year’s event, which runs Friday-Sunday.
Madison's Steve Stricker had a one-shot lead going into the final round, but he missed seven putts inside of 8 feet, and his ball-striking also was off, leading to a 77 that dropped into a tie for 11th.
The Madison resident has a one-shot advantage heading into Sunday's final round of the PGA Tour Champions major.
Steve Stricker joined Madison neighbor Jerry Kelly, Monday qualifier Alex Cejka and first-round leader Darren Clarke atop the leaderboard halfway through the Regions Tradition.
Jerry Kelly and Darren Clarke shared the second-round lead Friday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship after first-round leader Retief Goosen stumbled late at Hualalai.
It took three extra holes, but when all was said and done Sunday, Madison-native Jerry Kelly edged tournament host Steve Stricker and then Retief Goosen to win the American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge.
The American Family Insurance Championship came to a close on Sunday at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.
Play continued Saturday in the American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.
The American Family Insurance Championship kicked off PGA Tour Champions play on Friday at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.