Nicklaus will play in the nine-hole exhibition on Saturday, June 22, following the final group off the back nine at University Ridge Golf Course. Nicklaus will play with annual participants Andy North and Brett Favre, as well as country music star Toby Keith.
Nicklaus, 79, holds the record for most major championships with 18 — 6 Masters, 5 PGA Championships, 4 U.S. Opens and 3 British Opens. He also owns 10 PGA Tour Champions titles, including eight majors.
The legend stopped playing competitive golf in 2005 and has focused much of his energy in recent years on charitable causes with his wife Barbara. Jack and Barbara have had their hands in raising half a billion dollars for health care for kids over the years.
When learning that a good portion of the proceeds from the Am Fam tournament goes to support the UW Carbone Cancer Center, he graciously agreed to participate.