Simply put, we’re lucky to have the Utah Championship.
Because these are the future stars who will eventually move up to the PGA Tour and start winning major championships. Guys like Bubba Watson, you know, this year’s Masters winner. Yeah, he’s played here in Utah. Oh, then there’s Zach Johnson, a guy who WON the Utah Championship in 2003 before winning a green jacket in 2007.
The list of big names who have come through Utah and are now winning on the PGA Tour goes on. The Nationwide Tour itself is a breeding ground for major champions. But you get my point.
This tournament, held at Willow Creek C.C. July 12th – July 15th, is one of the original tournaments of the 1990 Ben Hogan Tour as the Utah Classic. Oh, by the way, 2-time major champion John Daly won the inaugural event here in Utah back in 1990.
Willow Creek is a fantastic host venue. I played the course on Monday and it’s in fantastic shape. It’s a spectator-friendly course and very easy to get around.
As if you needed one more reason to support the tournament, don’t forget all of the money this event raises for local charities.
So come on out this July and enjoy yourself and some of the best golfers around.
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