SALT LAKE CITY, April 6, 2021 – PGA TOUR golf will return to Utah with the 30th edition of the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank
this summer. The Korn Ferry Tour will come to Farmington’s Oakridge Country Club for the fifth straight year August 2-8.
The perennial tournament marks yet another major international event brought to the state by the Utah Sports Commission
“This is a great time of year to talk golf in Utah as we watch our own Tony Finau compete in his fourth Masters at Augusta this week,” said Utah Sports Commission President and CEO Jeff Robbins. “The Utah Championship has established a great heritage in Utah with the Korn Ferry Tour and its predecessor tours dating back to 1990.”
Robbins anticipates that spectators will once again be welcomed at Oakridge Country Club. The move of the traditional June dates for the Utah Championship to August will aid organizers in opening to spectators.
While last year’s Utah Championship was played without spectators, it was the first Korn Ferry Tour event during the pandemic to be televised live. Details on the 2021 television plan will also be announced later.
The 2020 Utah Championship came down to a three-golfer playoff, including hometown favorite Daniel Summerhays playing in his final professional event. Kyle Jones picked up his debut Korn Ferry Tour win with a birdie on the second playoff hole.
About Korn Ferry Tour
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour identifies and develops those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Korn Ferry Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Tour and the season culminating at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. This season marks the 30th year of competition on the Korn Ferry Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Korn Ferry Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 500 PGA TOUR titles, including 24 major championships and eight PLAYERS Championships. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour, and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, or follow the Tour on social media via Instagram (@KornFerryTour), Twitter (@KornFerryTour), and Facebook (facebook.com/KornFerryTour).
About Utah Sports Commission
The Utah Sports Commission, the organizer of the Utah Championship
, 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. Since the 2002 Olympics and Paralympics, the Utah Sports Commission has attracted nearly 900 major events to the state. 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. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 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. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com