Utah Championship names Intermountain Health as co-presenting sponsor
Salt Lake City, UT (October 19, 2023) — Intermountain Health joins Zions Bank as a co-presenting sponsor of Utah Championship. The Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank and Intermountain Health will be played August 1-4, 2024.
“Intermountain Health is honored to join Zions Bank as a presenting sponsor of the Utah Championship golf tournament,” said Intermountain Health President & CEO Rob Allen. “Our mission, helping people live the healthiest lives possible, is rooted in community. We’re pleased to strengthen this event for the state of Utah.”
Now entering its 33rd year, Utah Championship has become a premier golf tournament in Utah. It has produced an impressive list of champions, including the inaugural winner John Daly, Masters champion and Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson, Charles Schwab Cup titleholder Steven Alker, and many others.
“We’ve been proud to align our Zions Bank brand with an event like the Utah Championship that is so iconic to our state,” said Zions Bank President & CEO Scott Anderson. “Intermountain Health is another incredible Utah partner that will help strengthen the event.”
“The overwhelming support from our local and national sponsors keeps Utah Championship a mainstay in the state and its golfing community,” said Utah Sports Commission President & CEO Jeff Robbins. “Having partners like Zions Bank and now Intermountain Health as presenting sponsors increases the tournament’s ability to give back to our charitable organizations and host world class golf in Utah.”
In 2018, Utah Championship partnered with the Tony Finau Foundation to support Utah’s aspiring professional golfers. The mission of the organization is to provide resources and develop young, talented players to chase their dreams of becoming a PGA TOUR player. The tournament has donated approximately $500,000 to the Foundation’s mentoring program in partnership with Tony Finau and the Utah Sports Commission.
“I’ll always be grateful for the opportunities that the Korn Ferry Tour and Utah Championship provided to me early on,” said Tony Finau. “My partnership with the Utah Championship now allows our Foundation to pay it forward by giving the most promising golfers from Utah the opportunity to play at a higher level.”
Patrick Fishburn, the first ever recipient of the Tony Finau Foundation mentoring program, recently earned his PGA TOUR card after three consecutive seasons on the Korn Ferry Tour. Fishburn was a runner-up of the 2022 Utah Championship. Peter Kuest, former BYU golfer, also received support from the program. Kuest is currently playing on the PGA TOUR, earning his first career top-10 after finishing T4 at the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic.
ABOUT KORN FERRY TOUR
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour identifies and develops golf’s next stars, preparing them to compete and win on the game’s biggest stage. The Korn Ferry Tour, which has served as a path to the PGA TOUR since its inception, will award 30 PGA TOUR cards based off its points list in 2023, with the No. 1 player earning exemptions into the following year’s PLAYERS Championship and U.S. Open. With more than 600 PGA TOUR titles, 28 major championships and six FedExCup champions, Korn Ferry Tour alumni make up 88 percent of the PGA TOUR’s current membership. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, Korn Ferry Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.com or follow Korn Ferry Tour on social media.
ABOUT UTAH SPORTS COMMISSION
The Utah Sports Commission, organizer of the Utah Championship, was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its sport and 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 over 1000 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)3 charitable organization and 501(c)6 Utah Sports Commission Foundation governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. For more information, visit UtahSportsCommission.com or follow The State of Sport on social media.
ABOUT UTAH CHAMPIONSHIP
Utah Championship, presented by Zions Bank and Intermountain Health, is one of the original stops on the Korn Ferry Tour. Since its debut in 1990, Utah Championship has produced a strong list of champions, including the inaugural winner John Daly, Masters champion Zach Johnson, and Charles Schwab Cup titleholder Steven Alker. Utah Championship is a community event that provides more than just professional golf — it raises money for the tournament’s charitable partners and contributes to the PGA TOUR’s unprecedented success in giving back to local charities. Utah Championship has donated to various organizations throughout Utah, including the Tony Finau Foundation, Huntsman Cancer Institute, and For The Kids. For more information, visit UtahChampionship.com or follow Utah Championship on social media.