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Utah to get a PGA Tour event for first time since 1963

Jul 1, 2023, 8:00 AM | Updated: Jan 11, 2024, 3:23 pm

IVINS, Utah (AP) — The PGA Tour is returning to Utah next year for the first time since 1963, adding to its fall schedule as it switches back to a calendar year.

The Black Desert Championship makes its debut in the fall of 2024. The FedEx Cup Fall is for players trying to secure PGA Tour cards for the following season or acquire enough points to qualify for some of the $20 million tournaments.

It’s the second new tournament to the 2024 schedule. The PGA Tour previously announced the Myrtle Beach Classic next spring, which would be held the same week as an elevated event.

Black Desert Resort, with Utah’s red rock mountains as the backdrop, also will host a new LPGA Tour event starting in 2025.

The PGA Tour first was held in Utah in 1930 when Harry “Lighthorse” Cooper won the Salt Lake Open. Utah last held a tournament in 1963 when Tommy Jacobs won the Utah Open Invitational.

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