22 of the current Top 25 players on the money list will be competing for the
$700,000 prize purse at Oakridge Country Club
Farmington, Utah (July 12, 2018) – The 2018 Utah Championship is underway with nearly all of the top players on the Web.com Tour, including 22 of the current top 25 from the money list. Three former PGA TOUR winners who have combined for 10 PGA TOUR wins will hit the field including Eric Axley, Derek Ernst and 2003 Masters Champion and former BYU golfer, Mike Weir. Joining the list will also be two players inside of the Top 200 of the Official World Golf Ranking; Sungjae Im (112) and Sam Burns (162.)
The Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank and hosted by the Utah Sports Commission, teed off today at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington, Utah at 7:00am.
“Having some of the world’s top golfers compete in the Utah Championship, Web.com event and having it televised on the Golf Channel is great for our state, ” said Jeff Robbins, President and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. “We are also excited to partner with Tony Finau and his foundation to help develop Utah’s future PGA TOUR professionals”
Earlier this month during the Utah Championship media event, the Web.com Tour and the Utah Sports Commission announced that local Utahan, Patrick Fishburn will join the field of 156 golfers competing for the $700,000 prize purse as a sponsor exemption. This will mark Fishburn’s first appearance in Utah’s only PGA TOUR event. Other exemptions named were Wade Binfield, Hunter Hamrick, and Tom Whitney.
In addition to the tournament, Comcast will host a kid’s clinic that will feature golf instruction from touring pros with each participating child receiving a free golf club courtesy of the PGA Section (while supplies last). The Comcast Kid’s Clinic is Saturday July 14th at 4:00p.m. and is free for children.
The Utah Championship plays today through Sunday, 15th at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington, Utah. Tickets may be purchased on-site during tournament play at the gates starting at $10. General admission tickets proceeds will benefit Boys and Girls Club of Weber-Davis.
Spectator parking is available at the Legacy Event Center with shuttle service available to and from the course entrance.
EVENT SCHEDULE (Events listed are subject to change)
Thursday, July 12th
First Round 7:00am
Friday, July 13th
Second Round 7:00 am
Saturday, July 14th
Third Round 7:30 am Comcast Kids Clinic 4:00 pm.
Sunday July 15th
Final Round 7:30 am
The Champion’s trophy presentation will take place on the 18th green after completion of play (approximately 6:45 pm)
Player 1 = Red Bib, Player 2 = White Bib, Player 3 = Blue Bib GOLD Bib = Top 25 Web.com Tour money list
ABOUT THE WEB.COM TOUR
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. Web.com became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, with a 10-year agreement in place through 2021. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. This season marks the 29th year of competition on the Web.com Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 500 PGA TOUR titles, including 23 major championships and eight PLAYERS Championships. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, or follow the Tour on social media via Twitter (@WebDotComTour), Facebook (facebook.com/WebDotComTour) and Instagram (Instagram.com/WebDotComTour).
About Utah Sports Commission
The Utah Sports Commission, a not-for-profit 501c6 business league and Utah Sports Commission Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. The Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help enhance Utah’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities and other related services. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com
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