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Regions Tradition

Regions Tradition: Everything you need to know

The senior major championship season begins with the Regions Tradition this week…

 

The first of five senior major championships in 2024 is the Regions Tradition, with Greystone Golf & Country Club playing host.

The event has a 35-year history, dating back to the end of 1980s when it became the fifth senior major championship on the calendar.

Greystone Golf & Country Club is the regular host of the first senior major of the year, with the tournament being held at the Alabama venue since 2016.

Players who feature on both the PGA Champions Tour and the European Legends Tour will be in action.

Recent winners of the Regions Tradition include Steve Stricker, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Bernhard Langer.

Steve Stricker Regions Tradition 2023

Regions Tradition: The Details

  • Dates: May 9-12, 2024
  • Course: Founders Course, Greystone Golf & Country Club, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7,277 yards
  • Prize purse: $2.5 million
  • Defending champion: Steve Stricker (-23)

Everything you need to know about the 2024 Regions Tradition

Check out our coverage of the 2024 Regions Tradition – from frequently asked questions, to the competition’s unique heritage, and how the course is shaping up – by reading and clicking on some of the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Regions Tradition

When and where will the Regions Tradition take place?

As always, this year’s edition of the Regions Tradition will take place at Greystone Golf & Country Club. The event will be played on the Founders Course at the venue, which is in Birmingham, Alabama, from May 9-12.

Who won last season’s tournament?

American Steve Stricker was the victor at the 2023 Regions Tradition, finishing the event 23-under-par. It was the second year in succession that he had won the event, and the second year in a row that his margin of victory was six shots.

It would be the first of three senior major championships that Stricker would win in 2023, with victories at the Senior PGA Championship and Kaulig Companies Championship to follow.

What is the history around the Regions Tradition?

The event dates back to 1989, and over its 35-year history, the Regions Tradition has been played in three states, and at three different times of the year.

The Golf Club at Desert Mountain was the first host of the tournament, and played host to the Regions Tradition until the start of the 21st Century. Superstition Mountain also hosted the event in 2002 before the tournament moved west.

The Reserve Vineyards Golf Course and the Crosswater Club were the two hosts over the next eight years, before the event moved to Alabama from 2011 onward.

Regions Financial Corporation took over the sponsorship of the tournament – hence the name Regions Tradition – ahead of the 2011 tournament, which saw the event move to Birmingham, Alabama.

Shoal Creek hosted the event for five years, before Greystone Golf & Country Club – the current venue for the tournament – took over in 2016.

After being played in April during its time at Desert Mountain, the Regions Tradition was then played in August in Oregon. After moving to Alabama, the event has take a slot in May, and remains as the first men’s senior major championship of the year.

Six men have won the Regions Tradition on multiple occasions. The great Jack Nicklaus won the tournament four times, with defending champion Steve Stricker having won it three times.

Gil Morgan, Fred Funk, Tom Lehman and Bernhard Langer have all been victorious at the Regions Tradition twice during the event’s history.

Who is in the field for the first senior major of the year at Greystone?

Unsurprisingly, some of the biggest names in senior golf will be teeing it up at Greystone Golf & Country Club.

Germany’s Bernhard Langer – who holds the record for the most senior major championships (12) – will continue his return from an Achilles injury. Former Ryder Cup teammates Colin Montgomerie and Miguel Angel Jimenez will also feature in Alabama.

Steve Stricker will be aiming for a three-peat after wins at the Regions Tradition in both 2022 and 2023. If he was to win, he would join Nicklaus as the only four-time winners of the season’s first major championship.

The likes of Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Tom Lehman and John Daly will all be playing this week, aiming to add to their major championship collections.

What are the odds for the 2024 Regions Tradition?

Betting for the 2024 tournament is live via bet365.

Our betting preview for the week’s action, which also includes the Aramco Team Series – Seoul and the Wells Fargo Championship, is live now! Check out who we think will be victorious here.

How can I watch the Regions Tradition?

The event will be broadcast around the world by various broadcast partners. Unfortunately, it does not seem that the event will not be shown on television in the United Kingdom.

Comprehensive coverage, including live scoring, shot-by-shot data, and player highlights, will be available on the PGA Tour’s website and app.

How much will the winner take home from Greystone?

The winner of the the tournament will pocket $375,000 from the total prize pot of $2.5 million.

Are you looking forward to the Regions Tradition? Who do you think will take the title? Let us know with a post on X, formerly Twitter!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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