The Tradition, a major championship on the Champions Tour, has a new site and sponsor. At the Monday news conference announcing that the Regions Tradition will be played at Shoal Creek in Birmingham, Ala., May 2-8, 2011, Hall of Famer Lee Trevino gave the new venue the ultimate praise.
“Give the superintendent eight days and you can play a U.S. Open on it,” Trevino said of the course that played host to the PGA Championship in 1984 and ’90. “There are very few courses you can do that on. All you have to do is bring the fairways in a little, don’t put down much water and grow the rough around the greens.”