Dick Harmon: Riverside picked to replace Oakridge as host of the 2014 Utah Open

Published: Monday, April 22 2013 7:15 p.m. MDT

Riverside has hosted some great players, both professionally and collegiately. Tiger Woods played Riverside while at Stanford. During the Ben Hogan Tour days, John Daly worked the fairways of the course that lines the Provo River. The course was home to a legion of BYU All-Americans, including Johnny Miller, Ray Leach, Mike Reid, Chip Garriss, Lance Suzuki, Jimmy Blair, Mike Brannan, Jim Nelford, John Fought, Pat McGowan, Bobby Clampett, Dave DeSantis, Keith Clearwater, Rick Fehr, Steve Schneiter and former Master’s champion Mike Weir — to name a few.

Current Champions Tour veteran Jay Don Blake set Riverside’s course record of 62 when he played for Utah State. Riverside is the home course of another senior, veteran Dan Forsman. Both Forsman and Don Blake are scheduled to play in this week’s Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends Tournament in Savannah, Ga.

Dick Harmon, Deseret News sports columnist, can be found on Twitter as Harmonwrites and can be contacted at dharmon@desnews.com.

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