The Regions Tradition brings together 78 of the top PGA TOUR Champions players and World Golf Hall of Fame Members to compete for a major championship.
Congratulations to the 2019 Champion, Steve Stricker!
Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Miguel Ángel Jiménez is 57 years old and joined the PGA TOUR Champions in 2014. Jiménez has 4 PGA TOUR Champions’ victories including the 2017 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. Jiménez has a liking for high-performance vehicles and owns a red Ferrari. Jiménez currently resides in Malaga, Spain.
Bernhard Langer is 62 years old and joined the PGA TOUR Champions in 2007. Langer has won many tournaments including the 1985 and 1993 Masters, 2016 and 2017 Regions Tradition at Greystone, and 2017 Senior Open and Senior PGA Championship. Langer is also a World Golf Hall of Fame Member, class of 2002, and played in the 2018 Masters Tournament.
Ernie Els is 50 years old and is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. He joined the PGA TOUR Champions in 2020 and won a title in the same year at the Hoag Classic. Els is also a World Golf Hall of Fame member, class of 2011. He established the Els for Autism Foundation in spring 2009, with son, Ben, who is autistic, the driving force behind the mission.
Retief Goosen is 51 years old and joined the PGA TOUR Champions in 2019. He is from Polokwane, South Africa, where he was struck by lightning as an amateur. Goosen has won many tournaments, including the 2001 and 2004 U.S. Open Championship. He has 24 International Victories and has been a part of the Presidents Cup six times. He is involved in course design work in South Africa and China. Goosen’s special interests include water skiing and fine wines.
Vijay Singh is 57 years old, originally from Lautoka, Fiji and resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Singh won the PGA Championship in 1998 & 2004 and the Masters Tournament in 2000. Singh is a World Golf Hall of Fame Member, class of 2006, and played in the 2018 Masters Tournament. He is also Fiji’s only world-class golfer.
Colin Montgomerie is 56 years old and attended Houston Baptist University. Montgomerie is a World Golf Hall of Fame Member, class of 2013. He is of Scottish descent and has won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles, including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993 to 1999. He has represented Scotland 10 times in the World Cup. His interests include music, cars, reading and films.
Darren Clarke is 51 years old and joined the PGA TOUR Champions in 2018. He is originally from Dungannon, North Ireland and has many PGA TOUR and International victories. In 2002, he formed the Darren Clarke Foundation to help Irish junior golf and discover the Irish stars of the future.
Kenny Perry is 59 years old and attended Western Kentucky University. Perry joined the PGA Champions in 2010 where he has won 10 events including the 2013 and 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship and 2014 Regions Tradition. In 2009, Perry was the recipient of the Payne Stewart Award, which represents the player who best exemplifies the values of character, clarity and sportsmanship. He loves Harley-Davidson motorcycles, drag racing, and restoring Chevrolet muscle cars.
David Toms is 53 years old, attended Louisiana State University and won the PGA championship in 2001. In 2003, Toms created the David Toms Foundation, which helps underprivileged, abused and abandoned children through funding programs that are designed to enhance a child’s character, self-esteem and career possibilities. David Toms Foundation assisted those displaced by Hurricane Katrina, raising more than $3 million.
David Frost is 60 years old and originally from Cape Town, South Africa, He joined the PGA TOUR Champions in 2009, and has won many tournaments, including the Regions Tradition in 2013, and the Toshiba Classic that same year. He took up the game at age 12 while caddying for his father. Frost is a third generation vintner and established a 300-acre vineyard with his brother in 1994 in South Africa.
Tom Lehman is 61 years old and attended the University of Minnesota. He joined the PGA TOUR Champions in 2009 and has won many tournaments including the Regions Tradition in 2012, 2018 Principal Charity Classic and the 2019 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Tom is involved in Children’s Cancer Research Fund and Big Oak Ranch in Birmingham, Alabama.
Fred Funk is 63 years old and attended the University of Maryland to study Law Enforcement. Funk joined the PGA TOUR Champions in 2006 and has had nine PGA TOUR Champions’ victories including the 2009 U.S. Senior Open Championship and the 2008 and 2010 JELD-WEN Tradition.