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Baseball HOFer says playing at AmFam an “unbelieveable opportunity”

Baseball hall of famer John Smoltz is among the golfers teeing off at the Am Fam Championship this week…

The former pitcher-turned-broadcaster is participating in his third Champions Tour event of the season. He golfs on tour whenever he is able to get away from his full-time job as a Fox Sports baseball analyst and is excited to take part at AmFam.

“Well, six months ago or so when I was given this unbelievable opportunity of participating, I was told by everybody, tour players included, that this is a must‑do or a must opportunity because of the support, and I can see why now just in the early stages,” said Smoltz on Wendesday. “You know, the venue and everything. As my baseball days take me through this area, I’ve never been in Madison. Obviously a lot in Milwaukee. And there are not only so many hidden gem golf courses, but fanatical sports fans in this state because of the teams that it has represented. Obviously football in the Packers and now the Brewers. So I am excited and I’ve heard the support is phenomenal.”

Smoltz will tee off at 10:50am on the 10th hole in a group with Gibby Gilbert III and Mike Small.

Amy Gill

Sports Anchor/Reporter, 27 News.

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