The Regions Tradition is on the horizon, scheduled for May 10-14 at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Hoover, Alabama.
For more than 30 years, the Regions Tradition has benefited the Birmingham area – both businesses and nonprofits. But what do you really know about one of the largest and most significant events that Regions sponsors?
The Regions Tradition is much more than a golf tournament. It’s one of the largest community events in the Greater Birmingham metro area each year. It’s one of the most significant charitable events, also. And it’s one of the few sporting events anywhere where hall of fame sports professionals continue to play competitively and with some great results for fans!
And that doesn’t even begin to touch on the history of the tournament, which goes back more than 30 years to another venerable Birmingham business … but we won’t divulge that here.
Instead, take the quiz here and find out! We’ll publish two volumes – one below and one in a few weeks. See how you do!
Maybe you can make a hole in one. But the quiz isn’t a gimme, either. So, take your best shot (and no mulligans).
A Winners Gallery
In the news business, there is a saying – “Everyone has a story.”
For the winners of recent Regions Traditions, there are also stories. Check out some interesting details from the most recent tournament winners.
Steve Stricker – 2022
Stricker owns Greystone… Again
In 2022, Steve Stricker practically owned the course; but really, he’d owned it for four years. Look at his finishes in the last four Regions Traditions (all held at Greystone):
2018 – Second
2019 – Won
2021 – Finished second, after a one-hole playoff
2022 – Back to his winning form of 2019
Stricker simply blistered the course over four days, leading from the first round to the end of play on Sunday, also becoming the first player to win wire-to-wire since Regions became the sponsor of the Tradition.
Alex Cejka — 2021
An unlikely winner.
One week before the tournament started in 2021, Alex Cejka wasn’t even in the field to play at the Regions Tradition. He’d been playing well as a frequent participant in PGA TOUR Champions events but hadn’t made the field for this major on the circuit.
Then another player pulled out at the last minute, and Cejka scrambled to get to Birmingham, even needing to find a last-minute caddie. The effort paid off, as Cejka – who had stayed on the leaderboard all weekend – outlasted 2019 Regions Tradition champ Steve Stricker to take home the title in 2021.
Winning also gave Cejka a chance to tell people the dramatic story of his family’s escape from behind the Iron Curtain, to find success on the links.