Trevino to join Favre in Madi­son

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Ex­pect jokes and good-na­tured jabs — as well as golf balls — to fly when Lee Trevino joins Brett Favre, Derek Jeter and Andy North in a celebrity four­some June 23 at the Amer­i­can Fam­ily In­sur­ance Cham­pi­onship.

The celebrity four­some has quickly be­come one of the most pop­u­lar fea­tures of the PGA Tour Cham­pi­ons event. The third an­nual AmFam Cham­pi­onship will be held June 22-24 at Univer­sity Ridge Golf Course in Madi­son.

The four­some will play a nine­hole ex­hi­bi­tion at ap­prox­i­mately 1:30 p.m., fol­low­ing the fi­nal group of tour­na­ment play­ers on the 10th hole.

Favre, Jeter and North pre­vi­ously were an­nounced as par­tic­i­pants.

Trevino, 78, won 29 times on the PGA Tour, in­clud­ing six ma­jor cham­pi­onships, and was in­ducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981. He joined the Cham­pi­ons tour in 1989 and was a ma­jor con­trib­u­tor to its early suc­cess with 29 vic­to­ries, still the third-high­est to­tal.

Trevino was a fan fa­vorite at every tour­na­ment stop in­clud­ing Milwaukee, where he lost a mem­o­rable eight-hole play­off to Lee El­der in the 1978 Greater Milwaukee Open. He also tied for sec­ond in 1979.

Known for his shot-mak­ing abil­ity and rapid-fire wit, Trevino is sure to keep the gallery laugh­ing when he teams with Jeter to play a nine-hole scram­ble against Favre and North. The Amer­i­can Fam­ily In­sur­ance Dreams Foun­da­tion will make a $25,000 do­na­tion to Amer­i­can Fam­ily Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal on be­half of the win­ning team.

“Lee Trevino is one of a kind, whose story of de­ter­mi­na­tion, hu­mor and love for the game of golf and fans fits per­fectly with our cham­pi­onship,” tour­na­ment di­rec­tor Nate Pokrass said in a state­ment.

Tour­na­ment tick­ets are avail­able at AmFamCham­pi­onship.com/tick­ets. TO OUR READ­ERS The Pack­ers wrap up their OTAs this week, and will host a manda­tory mini­camp June 12-14. We’ll have fol­low-up cov­er­age of the mini­camp and other news in our next is­sue June 28. Here’s a look at the pub­lish­ing dates for our next three is­sues: ❚ June 28 ❚ July 19 ❚ July 26 Packer Plus is pub­lished 40 times a year.

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Brett Favre (left) and Derek Jeter, as well as Andy North, will be joined by Hall of Fame golfer Lee Trevino in a celebrity four­some June 23 at the Amer­i­can Fam­ily In­sur­ance Cham­pi­onship in Madi­son.

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