From: Laura Shaw
Date: Mon May 19 16:36:18 MDT 2014


For Immediate Release

Contact:  Jeff Robbins

Utah Sports Commission



Zions Bank Announced as Presenting Sponsor of the Tour’s Utah Championship


Salt Lake City (May 19, 2014) – The Utah Sports Commission, host organization of the Utah Championship, announced today Zions Bank will be presenting sponsor of the 2014 Tour Utah Championship.  Zions Bank has been a key partner with Utah's only official PGA TOUR event for the past nine years and has agreed to expand their involvement with the tournament.  


"We are pleased to enhance our partnership with the Utah Sports Commission with this expanded sponsorship of the Tour Utah Championship," said Rob Brough, executive vice president of Marketing and Communications at Zions Bank.  "Zions Bank is committed to being actively engaged with important community organizations and events, and the Tour Utah Championship plays an important role in showcasing our state and providing significant economic benefit."


The Tour Utah Championship takes place July 10-13, 2014 at Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy.  Golf Channel will provide 20 hours of tournament coverage providing Utah with national and international exposure. 


"The Utah Championship is one of Utah's signature annual sporting events that not only positions the state positively in the golf world through its Golf Channel coverage, but provides over $4 million in impact to the economy," said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission.


Entering the second year of the Tour's Path to the PGA TOUR, this year's field promises to be very strong, as 23 of the top 25 leading money winners have committed to play the Utah Championship, including Carlos Ortiz, a two-time winner already this year, who will be looking for a "Battlefield Promotion" taking him to the PGA TOUR for the remainder of the season.  Utah local Tony Finau and Provo native Scott Pinckney will both be returning to Willow Creek Country Club looking for their first win as full members of the Tour.


Because of the Utah Championship's positioning on the TOUR's schedule, as in years past, it is expected that several current members of the PGA TOUR will cross over and play the Utah Championship.  It has always been a favorite stop for the players and their families.


For the third year, the Pink on the Links fundraising initiative benefitting the Huntsman Cancer Foundation will take place during the Utah Championship's Saturday, July 12 round.  Golf fans will receive a hotdog lunch with a purchased event ticket or a Pink on the Links donation and have the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors who will be honorary pin holders on the 18th green.  Donations for Pink on the Links can also be made by visiting


"Pink on the Links is a glorious day of professional golf dedicated to celebrating cancer survivorship," says Huntsman Cancer Foundation Executive Director, Susan Sheehan.  "We are especially grateful for the funds raised through sponsorship, tickets, and donations used to expand cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.  Thank you to the Utah Sports Commission, the PGA TOUR, and all the partners for creating and sustaining this tradition at the Utah Championship."

Laura Shaw
Director, Marketing & Communications
Utah Sports Commission
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