The Tradition

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The Tradition (known as the Regions Tradition for sponsorship reasons) is an event on the PGA Tour Champions. First staged 32 years ago in 1989, the PGA Tour recognizes the event as one of the five senior major golf championships. Unlike the U.S. Senior Open, Senior PGA Championship and Senior Open Championship, it is not recognized as a major by the European Senior Tour, and is not part of that tour's official schedule. It is the only senior major where the winner does not earn an exemption into a PGA Tour or European Tour event.

The Tradition
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Tournament information
LocationBirmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Established1989, 32 years ago
Course(s)Greystone Golf and Country Club,
Founders Course
Par72
Length7,277 yards (6,654 m)[1]
Tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund$2,750,000
Month playedMay
Tournament record score
Aggregate265 Doug Tewell (2001)
To par−23 as above
Current champion
Germany Alex Čejka
Location Map
Greystone G&CC is located in the United States
Greystone G&CC
Greystone G&CC
Location in the United States
Greystone G&CC is located in Alabama
Greystone G&CC
Greystone G&CC
Location in Alabama

LocationsEdit

ArizonaEdit

From its inception in 1989 through 2001, the tournament was held in Arizona at the Cochise Golf Course of the Golf Club at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale. In 2002, it was held at the Prospector Course of Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club near Gold Canyon.[2] While in Arizona, the event was played in early April.

OregonEdit

In 2003, the event relocated to northwest Oregon for four years at the South Course of The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, just west of Portland. Following the 2006 edition, it moved to the high desert of central Oregon for four years, to the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, south of Bend. The lengthy course sits on 600 acres (2.4 km2) of woodlands and preserved wetlands along the Deschutes River, at an average elevation of 4,170 feet (1,270 m) above sea level. The par-72 layout played at 7,316 yards (6,690 m) in 2009. During the eight years in Oregon, the event was held in mid- to late August.

AlabamaEdit

Following the 2010 event, Birmingham, Alabama-based Regions Financial Corporation announced in August that it was taking over sponsorship of the tournament. For five years, the event was played at the Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club in the Shoal Creek development, southeast of Birmingham. [3] The Tradition superseded the Regions Charity Classic, a regular Champions Tour event which began in 1992 as the Bruno's Memorial Classic.[4] Shoal Creek previously hosted two PGA Championships, in 1984 and 1990.

Since moving to Alabama in 2011, the event has been played in May and June. It moved from Shoal Creek to the nearby Greystone Golf and Country Club in 2016, and is held on the recently renovated Founders Course.

WinnersEdit

Year Champion Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Venue Winner's
share ($)
Regions Tradition
2021   Alex Čejka 270 −18 Playoff   Steve Stricker Greystone
Founders course
375,000
2020 Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2019   Steve Stricker 270 −18 6 strokes   Billy Andrade
  Paul Goydos
  David Toms
Greystone
Founders course
360,000
2018   Miguel Ángel Jiménez 269 −19 3 strokes   Joe Durant
  Gene Sauers
  Steve Stricker
Greystone
Founders course
360,000
2017   Bernhard Langer (2) 268 −20 5 strokes   Scott Parel
  Scott McCarron
Greystone
Founders course
345,000
2016   Bernhard Langer 271 −17 6 strokes   Olin Browne Greystone
Founders course
345,000
2015   Jeff Maggert 274 −14 Playoff   Kevin Sutherland Shoal Creek 345,000
2014   Kenny Perry 281 −7 1 stroke   Mark Calcavecchia Shoal Creek 330,000
2013   David Frost 272 −16 1 stroke   Fred Couples Shoal Creek 335,000
2012   Tom Lehman (2) 274 −14 2 strokes   Bernhard Langer
  Lu Chien-soon
Shoal Creek 335,000
2011   Tom Lehman 275 −13 Playoff   Peter Senior Shoal Creek 330,000
JELD-WEN Tradition
2010   Fred Funk (2) 276 −12 1 stroke   Michael Allen
  Lu Chien-soon
Crosswater Club 392,000
2009   Mike Reid 272 −16 Playoff   John Cook Crosswater Club 392,000
2008   Fred Funk 269 −19 3 strokes   Mike Goodes Crosswater Club 392,000
2007   Mark McNulty 272 −16 5 strokes   David Edwards Crosswater Club 390,000
2006   Eduardo Romero 275 −13 Playoff   Lonnie Nielsen The Reserve
South course
375,000
2005   Loren Roberts 273 −15 Playoff   Dana Quigley The Reserve
South course
375,000
2004   Craig Stadler 275 −13 1 stroke   Allen Doyle
  Jerry Pate
The Reserve
South course
345,000
2003   Tom Watson 273 −15 1 stroke   Jim Ahern
  Tom Kite
The Reserve
South course
330,000
The Countrywide Tradition
2002   Jim Thorpe 277 −11 Playoff   John Jacobs Superstition Mountain
Prospector course
300,000
2001   Doug Tewell 265 −23 9 strokes   Mike McCullough Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
255,000
2000   Tom Kite 280 −8 Playoff   Larry Nelson
  Tom Watson
Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
240,000
The Tradition presented by Countrywide
1999   Graham Marsh 136[a] −8 3 strokes   Larry Nelson Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
225,000
1998   Gil Morgan (2) 276 −12 2 strokes   Tom Wargo Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
210,000
1997   Gil Morgan 266 −22 6 strokes   Isao Aoki Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
180,000
The Tradition
1996   Jack Nicklaus (4) 272 −16 3 strokes   Hale Irwin Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
150,000
1995   Jack Nicklaus (3) 276 −12 Playoff   Isao Aoki Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
150,000
1994   Raymond Floyd 271 −17 Playoff   Dale Douglass Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
127,500
1993   Tom Shaw 269 −19 1 stroke   Mike Hill Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
127,500
1992   Lee Trevino 274 −14 1 stroke   Jack Nicklaus Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
120,000
The Tradition at Desert Mountain
1991   Jack Nicklaus (2) 277 −11 1 stroke   Jim Colbert
  Jim Dent
  Phil Rodgers
Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
120,000
1990   Jack Nicklaus 206[b] −10 4 strokes   Gary Player Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
120,000
1989   Don Bies 275 −13 1 stroke   Gary Player Golf Club at Desert Mountain
Cochise course
90,000 
  1. ^ Shortened to 36 holes due to snow.
  2. ^ Shortened to 54 holes due to rain.

Multiple winnersEdit

Through 2019, five men have multiple wins in The Tradition:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Course map". Regions Tradition. 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  2. ^ The Countrywide Tradition moves to a new home
  3. ^ al.com - How the Regions Tradition came to Shoal Creek - 2011-05-04
  4. ^ Shoal Creek will host Regions Tradition in 2011

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 33°25′46″N 86°39′03″W / 33.4294°N 86.6508°W / 33.4294; -86.6508