BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Scott McCarron didn’t wait until the summer to heat up.
McCarron has already collected nearly $1 million in winnings, two victories and six top-five finishes entering the Regions Tradition. The Tradition, which starts Thursday at Greystone Golf & Country Club, is the first of the PGA Tour Champions’ five majors and is followed in two weeks by the Senior PGA Championship.
“Everybody’s kind of judged a little bit on majors,” said McCarron, who leads the Charles Schwab Cup rankings with earnings of more than $996,000. “Even though this isn’t the PGA Tour, it’s still special to win a major out here.”
Typically, McCarron has gotten stronger once the calendar hits June — he has seven of his 10 wins on the senior circuit from June on. McCarron is well ahead of that schedule and has won two of the last three events. He’s coming off a two-stroke win over Scott Parel at the Insperity Invitational .
The first two rounds at Greystone are scheduled for two-tee starts and mid-afternoon finishes because of the threat of bad weather.
McCarron hasn’t been worse than sixth in his three Regions Traditions and was…