Nicklaus and Morgan won back-to-back titles, with Nicklaus doing it twice. Nicklaus won in 1990 and 1991, and achieved the double again in 1995 and 1996. Morgan won his successive titles in 1997 and 1998. Funk won in 2008 and 2010.
Lu made birdies on four of the final nine holes to mount his challenge last year. Lu also was runner-up at the Tradition in 2010.
The Regions Tradition is the second of five major championships on the Champions Tour. Kohki Idoki opened the major campaign by winning the Senior PGA Championship two weeks ago.
This week’s Power Rankings for the Regions Tradition: