Preston Summerhays knows golf—it’s in his blood. His father, Boyd Summerhays played a season on the PGA Tour (2006) before becoming an instructor whose list of players includes Tony Finau. His uncle Daniel Summerhays was runner-up twice on the PGA Tour and recently retired from professional golf. Two more uncles are PGA professionals. His relative Carrie Summerhays Roberts, a former LPGA player, coaches the Brigham Young University women’s team. His grandfather, Lynn, played collegiate golf and was president of the Utah Junior Golf Association. His great uncle, Bruce Summerhays Sr. is a three-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions. His great-grandfather Pres Summerhays was the head golf coach for the University of Utah and was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2019, Preston won the U.S. Junior Amateur title at the age of sixteen (two days short of his seventeenth birthday). In 2020, the U.S. Junior Amateur championship was canceled, but Preston played in the Sunnehanna Amateur and won. At age eighteen, he is the youngest champion in the Sunnehann’as 67-year history.
He was born in Utah but lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. He verbally committed to play for Arizona State University.
He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.