Defending champion Steve Stricker made a long eagle putt on the final hole for 7-under 65 and the third-round lead Saturday in the Regions Tradition, the first of five PGA Tour Champions majors. Stricker moved a stroke ahead of Alex Cejka with the eagle that got him to 14-under 202 at Greystone Golf & Country Club. Stricker, who won the Alabama major the last time it was held in 2019, raised his fist toward the fans just an instant before the eagle putt dropped in on the closing par 5.
Tyler Strafaci withdrew from his Walker Cup match on Saturday after becoming sick on driving range with a stomach virus.
USA's Mac Meissner and GB&I's Jake Bolton both were called into active duty as illness sidelined players during the first Walker Cup session