Eduardo Romero beat Lonnie Nielsen in a playoff last year for his first major -- and first Champions Tour win overall. Romero had lost to Loren Roberts in a playoff at the Senior British Open.
There have been six playoffs in the 19 years of the JELD-WEN Tradition. Romero was 52 when he won last year, the 12th champion 53 years old or younger at this event.
GOLF CHANNEL will have coverage the first two days, yielding to NBC on the weekend.
Next week's event is the Boeing Greater Seattle Classic, which was won by Tom Kite in a playoff last year.