Langer seeks third straight Regions Tradition victory

Published 5:48 p.m. ET May 16, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) โ€” Bernhard Langer is trying to do something even Jack Nicklaus couldn’t quite pull off.

Langer enters the Regions Tradition starting Thursday at Greystone Golf & Country Club aiming to become the first to win the PGA Tour Champions major three years in a row since the event began in 1989.

“I love this golf course,” he said. “It’s very challenging and demanding at times, and then there’s a couple of holes that are gettable. But there’s some shots you really have to pull it off. You’ve got to be totally committed and hit really solid, proper golf shots. Otherwise you end up in the water or even other places. It will show up on your scorecard.

“So for some reason I’ve done well here the last couple years and hopefully that will continue.”

Nicklaus came awfully close to a three-peat. He twice won the Tradition consecutive years at Desert Mountain in Arizona, but Lee Trevino edged him by one shot in 1992 the first time he tried to make it three in a row.

Players will have an early two-tee start Thursday because of potential bad weather.

Langer is coming off his first win of the year at the Insperity…

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