Utah Championship

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Utah Championship
Tournament information
Location Sandy, Utah, U.S.
Established 1990, 24 years ago
Course(s) Willow Creek Country Club
Par 71
Length 7,104 yards (6,496 m)
Tour(s) Web.com Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Prize fund $625,000
Month played July
Current champion
New Zealand Steven Alker
Willow Creek Country Club is located in United States
Willow Creek Country Club
Willow Creek Country Club
Location in the United States

The Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank is a professional golf tournament on the Web.com Tour, played at the Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy, Utah, a suburb south of Salt Lake City.

One of the original tournaments of the 1990 Ben Hogan Tour as the Utah Classic, the tournament has been played every year but two (1997, 1998). The first seven (1990–1996) were played in Provo at Riverside Country Club (40°16′08″N 111°39′32″W / 40.269°N 111.659°W / 40.269; -111.659) and the remainder at Willow Creek, starting in 1999.[1] Formerly played in early September, the tournament moved to late July in 2011 and to mid-July in 2012. The average elevation of the course is approximately 4,750 feet (1,450 m) above sea level.

Two major champions have won this event: John Daly won $20,000 in the inaugural edition in 1990 in Provo[2] and Zach Johnson won $81,000 in 2003 at Willow Creek.[3] The purse in 2014 was set at $625,000, with a winner's share of $112,500.

Course layout[edit]

Willow Creek Country Club (2014)[4]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 551 210 557 464 189 437 207 423 408 3,446 588 215 557 406 386 165 389 588 198 3,492 6,938
Par 5 3 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 35 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 36 71

Winners[edit]

Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank

Utah Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission

Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank

Utah EnergySolutions Championship

Envirocare Utah Classic

Utah Classic

BUY.COM Utah Classic

NIKE Utah Classic

Ben Hogan Utah Classic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sorensen, Mike (February 23, 2000). "Utah Classic is in trouble again". Deseret News. p. D3. 
  2. ^ a b Sorensen, Mike (September 17, 1990). "Hottest Hogan golfer wins Utah Classic". Deseret News. p. 2D. 
  3. ^ a b "Johnson rallies at Utah Open". Eugene Register-Guard. September 8, 2003. p. B6. 
  4. ^ "Web.com Tour - 2014 Utah Championship - course". PGA Tour. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ Sorensen, Mike (September 23, 1991). "Ted Tryba claims Utah Classic crown". Deseret News. p. 2D. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°35′49″N 111°48′50″W / 40.597°N 111.814°W / 40.597; -111.814