Winners of The Tradition Golf Tournament (Champions Tour Major)

The Tradition is the name of a golf tournament on the Champions Tour, and the tournament is counted as one of the five major championships of senior golf by that tour. That makes all the golfers who appear on the list of winners below senior major winners.

The Tradition debuted during the first decade of the Senior Tour's history; it has been played since 1989. Since 1997, the tournament has had title sponsors, but "Tradition" has always been part of the name. Those title sponsors include Countrywide and Jeld-Wen. Since 2011, the tournament's official name has been "Regions Tradition."

Who Has the Most Wins in The Tradition?

Jack Nicklaus is the golfer with the most wins in The Tradition, with four. Nobody else has won more than twice. These are the multiple champions to date:
  • 4 wins — Nicklaus (1990, 1991, 1995, 1996)
  • 2 wins — Gil Morgan (1997, 1998)
  • 2 wins — Fred Funk (2008, 2010)
  • 2 wins — Tom Lehman (2011, 2012)
  • 2 wins — Bernhard Langer (2016, 2017)
  • 2 wins — Steve Stricker (2019, 2022)

The List: The Tradition Champions

2022 — Steve Stricker, 267
2021 — Alex Cejka, 270 (def. Steve Stricker in playoff)
2020 — Not played
2019 — Steve Stricker, 270
2018 — Miguel Angel Jimenez, 269
2017 — Bernhard Langer, 268
2016 — Bernhard Langer, 271
2015 — Jeff Maggert, 274
2014 — Kenny Perry, 281
2013 — David Frost, 272
2012 — Tom Lehman, 274
2011 — Tom Lehman, 275 (def. Peter Senior in playoff)
2010 — Fred Funk, 276
2009 — Mike Reid, 272 (def. John Cook in playoff)
2008 — Fred Funk, 269
2007 — Mark McNulty, 272
2006 — Eduardo Romero, 273 (def. Lonnie Nielsen in playoff)
2005 — Loren Roberts, 273 (def. Dana Quigley in playoff)
2004 — Craig Stadler, 275
2003 — Tom Watson, 273
2002 — Jim Thorpe, 277 (def. John Jacobs in playoff)
2001 — Doug Tewell, 265
2000 — Tom Kite, 280 (def. Larry Nelson, Tom Watson in playoff)
1999 — Graham Marsh, 136 (36 holes due to weather)
1998 — Gil Morgan, 276
1997 — Gil Morgan, 266
1996 — Jack Nicklaus, 272
1995 — Jack Nicklaus, 276 (def. Isao Aoki in playoff)
1994 — Raymond Floyd, 271 (def. Dale Douglass in playoff)
1993 — Tom Shaw, 269
1992 — Lee Trevino, 274
1991 — Jack Nicklaus, 277
1990 — Jack Nicklaus, 206 (54 holes due to weather)
1989 — Don Bies, 275

The tournament's 72-hole scoring record is 265, set by Doug Tewell in 2001. Tewell also set the margin-of-victory tournament record that year, winning by nine strokes.

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