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Thompson teesoff "Alabama's Golf Insider" Thompson teesoff 5.17.18 Click our Icon to Subscribe! Over the past seven years, the Regions Tradi- tion has stood as one of the most prestigious tournaments on the annual PGA Tour Champions calendar, producing winners such as Tom Lehman (twice), David Frost, Kenny Perry and Jeff Maggert, all at Shoal Creek, and this major always attracts a very strong field, who will all be gunning for two-time defending champion, over the Founders Course at Greystone Golf & Country Club, Bernhard Langer, the ageless one! This year's Regions Tradition starts TODAY, with huge crowds expected as always. Newcomers to the Regions Tradition include Steve Flesch, Jerry Kelly, Bob Estes, Tommy Tolles, Len Mattiace, David McKenzie, Fran Quinn and Tim Petrovic. Big names at Greystone include all the former champions and others noted above, along with John Daly, Colin Montgomerie, Steve Stricker, Vijay Singh, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jose Maria Olazabal, David Toms, Ian Woosnam, Fred Funk, Scott Mc- Carron, Rocco Mediate, Tom Kite, Sandy Lyle, Mark O'Meara and Corey Pavin, plus many, many more. And players with local ties playing include Steve Lowery, Jerry Pate, John Huston, Gene Sauers, Joe Durant, Larry Nelson and Glen Day. Click here for the final field list. All of the above will be trying to de- feat PGA Tour Champions dominator Langer, who carded rounds of 66-69- 69-67—271 for a 17-under-par total The Regions Tradition starts TODAY at Greystone In recognition of the milestone of reaching my 250th issue, I'm pleased to offer a spe- cial "Lifetime" subscription offer of $100 for 10 years of issues! That's right, this special offer is available now and will mean you won't have to pay $30 annually, but rather a one-time payment of $100 for up to 10 years of issues. This option is available when you click the Subscribe Now! button. teesoff Issue No. 272 and six- shot vic- tory stroll over Olin Browne in 2016, and he went even lower last year, with rounds of 69-69-66- 64—268 for a 20-under-par victory total five ahead of Mc- Carron and Scott Parel. Langer, as always, is the man to beat. The Regions Tradition was played from 2011- 15 at Shoal Creek before moving two years ago a couple of miles down the road to Greystone. It is played on the same course that hosted the then- named Senior Tour from 1992-2005 in the playing of the Bruno's Memorial Classic. Other past champions of the Tradition through the years include Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Funk. Regions Bank extends title sponsorship of Regions Tradition through 2023 It was announced last year, but bears repeating, that Regions Bank will continue to be the title sponsor of the Bernhard Langer, pictured after he won the 2017 Regions Tradition, will be going for a hat trick of Regions Tradition titles!

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