Notable SEC Coaches Headline Regions Pro-Am Tournament
The Regions Tradition Golf Tournament, held at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Hoover, will finally make its return this week after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus. The five-day event, which has raised over $19 million since the tournament’s creation in 1992, will raise money for Children’s of Alabama. Like always, several celebrities and sports figures from around the state and the southeast headline the Wednesday celebrity pro-am.
From the University of Alabama, Nick Saban, coming off his seventh total national championship, will join professional golfer Ernie Els for a tee-time at 9 a.m. Also making the drive from Tuscaloosa is Nate Oats, the Crimson Tide basketball coach that just led the team to a “Sweet 16” appearance. Oats will join Alabama Athletics Director Greg Byrne and professional golfer Mark O’Meara for an 8:30 a.m. tee-time.
Shortly after, at 8:40, the Auburn group will tee-off. New Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin will join Charles Barkley, Bo Jackson, and Rick & Bubba co-host Bubba Bussey. They will be led by professional golfer Fred Couples.
Other notable names in the Wednesday celebrity pro-am include Connell Maynor and Donald Hill-Eley, the head coaches of Alabama A&M and Alabama State football coaches, former Atlanta Braves All-Star Gary Sheffield, Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, SEC Network analyst and former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy and Senator Tommy Tuberville.
From the SEC, Commissioner Greg Sankey and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart will tee-off at 9 a.m. with professional Steve Stricker.
For a full list of the celebrities and their tee-times, click here.