30th Annual Utah Championship
The 2021 Utah Championship marks the 30th year in partnership with the PGA TOUR. Presented by Zions Bank, the PGA Korn Ferry Tour's Utah Championship — formerly known as the Utah Classic — was one of the original tournaments of the 1990 Ben Hogan Tour. This professional golf tournament has become a premier event in the Salt Lake City area and provides a way to give back to the community.
The Utah Championship is organized and hosted by the Utah Sports Commission, whose mission is to help enhance Utah’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports, and to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts. For more information, visit UtahSportsCommission.com.
Utah Championship Tournament History
The 2021 golf tournament marks the 30th year in the Utah Championship's partnership with the PGA TOUR, which has been held every year since 1990 (except for 1997 and 1998). The first seven golf tournaments (1990 – 1996) were played at the Riverside Country Club in Provo and the following sixteen (1999 – 2014) were hosted by the Willow Creek Country Club in Salt Lake City. The tournament briefly moved to Thanksgiving Point Golf Club in Lehi in 2015 and 2016, a course designed by golf legend Johnny Miller. In 2017, the tournament found its current home at Oakridge Country Club in Farmington, Utah.
The Utah Championship has produced a strong list of golf champions since the tournament debuted in 1990, including inaugural winner John Daly (1990), Zach Johnson (2003) and the 2015 Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year Patton Kizzire (2015).
Every year the list of notable alumni grows; Tony Finau (Class of 2014) has become one of the top players on the PGA TOUR and Cameron Champ, the 2018 Utah Champion, won the Sanderson Farms Championship only three months after getting his PGA TOUR card. Other notable players include Adam Long, Martin Trainer, Corey Conners, C.T. Pan and Sung Kang, all of whom have claimed victories on the PGA TOUR this year.
As made evident by Utah Championship alumni, the Korn Ferry Tour is the path to the PGA TOUR.