Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Birthdate: January 16, 1962
College: University of Missouri
Year turned pro: 1984
Birthplace: Thayer, Missouri, USA
Utley was born in a very small town called Thayer in the state of Missouri; this continued to be his home town throughout his childhood. After high school Utley went on to study at the University of Missouri. While at college he earned the distinction of being two time All-American. He was also a leader and he led the Tigers team to 13th and 14th place in the NCAA. After graduating from college, Utley turned professional in 1984. It was five years before he began playing regularly on the PGA tour.
During his time playing on the PGA Tour, Utley won on one occasion, at the Chattanooga Classic in 1989. As a result of his indifferent form, Utley lost his PGA Tour card at the end of the 1992 season, and from then on concentrated on playing on the Nike Tour.
Since his golf career began winding down, Utley has found a new vocation in life teaching the game, especially the short game. He is renowned as being one of the best teachers around. As well as teaching Utley has also played on the Champions Tour where he made his debut in 2012.
Away from the course Utley has been honored for his golfing skills by being inducted in the University of Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame. This was an even greater honor when you consider the fact that he is the first golfer to have been inducted, Utley is married to Elayna, and the couple has a son and a daughter. They live in Scottsdale, Arizona and are practicing Christians.
As of the end of 2014, Utley had achieved one win on the PGA Tour, amassing total prize money of $674,547.