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The B.C. Open was a PGA Tour golf tournament in New York, held annually from 1971 to 2006. In 1971, it was called the Broome County Open, and the next year it switched to the B.C. Open. In 1973, it became a PGA Tour regular 72-hole money event. It took place simultaneously with The Open Championship from 2000 to 2006, so the leading players were not available and it was one of the smaller events on the PGA Tour schedule. The purse for the final edition in 2006 was $3 million.

B.C. Open
Location Endicott, New York, U.S.
Verona, New York (2006)
Established 1971, 1973 (PGA Tour)
Course(s) En-Joie Golf Club
Turning Stone (2006)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Prize fund $3 million
Month played July
Final year 2006
United States John Rollins
En-Joie GC is located in the US
En-Joie GC
En-Joie GC
Location in the United States
En-Joie GC is located in New York
En-Joie GC
En-Joie GC
Location in New York

The tournament was played at the En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott in Upstate New York for every event through 2005. In 2006, severe flooding of the adjacent Susquehanna River forced the event to move to the Atunyote Golf Club at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, where a permanent event has since been played. The event was operated by Broome County Community Charities, Inc. Since its inception, the B.C. Open has turned back to local charities in excess of $7.4 million through 2003.

It was named after the comic strip B.C., created by Johnny Hart, who was born and raised in Endicott. Johnny Hart's B.C. characters were used in advertising the event.

The B.C. Open was held for the last time on the PGA Tour in 2006 due to a schedule revamp based on the introduction of the FedEx Cup.[1] The success of the Turning Stone event led to that venue hosting a "Fall Series" event beginning in 2007, the Turning Stone Resort Championship.

The Broome County Community Charities has hosted a Champions Tour event at the En-Joie Golf Course beginning in 2007, the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.[2]

Contents

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
B.C. Open presented by Turning Stone Resort
2006 John Rollins   United States 269 −19 1 stroke   Bob May
B.C. Open
2005 Jason Bohn   United States 264 −24 1 stroke   J. P. Hayes
  Brendan Jones
  Ryan Palmer
  John Rollins
2004 Jonathan Byrd   United States 268 −20 1 stroke   Ted Purdy
2003 Craig Stadler   United States 267 −21 1 stroke   Alex Čejka
  Steve Lowery
2002 Spike McRoy   United States 269 −19 1 stroke   Fred Funk
2001 Jeff Sluman   United States 266 −22 Playoff   Paul Gow
2000 Brad Faxon (2)   United States 270 −18 1 stroke   Esteban Toledo
1999 Brad Faxon   United States 273 −15 Playoff   Fred Funk
1998 Chris Perry   United States 273 −15 3 strokes   Peter Jacobsen
1997 Gabriel Hjertstedt   Sweden 275 −13 1 stroke   Andrew Magee
  Chris Perry
  Lee Rinker
1996 Fred Funk   United States 197 −16 Playoff   Pete Jordan
1995 Hal Sutton   United States 269 −15 1 stroke   Jim McGovern
1994 Mike Sullivan   United States 266 −18 4 strokes   Jeff Sluman
1993 Blaine McCallister   United States 271 −13 1 stroke   Denis Watson
1992 John Daly   United States 266 −18 6 strokes   Joel Edwards
  Ken Green
  Jay Haas
  Nolan Henke
1991 Fred Couples   United States 269 −15 3 strokes   Peter Jacobsen
1990 Nolan Henke   United States 268 −16 3 strokes   Mark Wiebe
1989 Mike Hulbert   United States 268 −16 Playoff   Bob Estes
1988 Bill Glasson   United States 268 −16 2 strokes   Wayne Levi
  Bruce Lietzke
1987 Joey Sindelar (2)   United States 266 −18 4 strokes   Jeff Sluman
1986 Rick Fehr   United States 267 −17 2 strokes   Larry Mize
1985 Joey Sindelar   United States 274 −10 1 stroke   Mike Reid
1984 Wayne Levi   United States 275 −9 1 stroke   Russ Cochran
  Hal Sutton
1983 Pat Lindsey   United States 268 −16 4 strokes   Gil Morgan
1982 Calvin Peete   United States 265 −19 7 strokes   Jerry Pate
1981 Jay Haas   United States 270 −14 3 strokes   Tom Kite
1980 Don Pooley   United States 271 −13 1 stroke   Peter Jacobsen
1979 Howard Twitty   United States 270 −14 1 stroke   Tom Purtzer
1978 Tom Kite   United States 267 −17 5 strokes   Mark Hayes
1977 Gil Morgan   United States 270 −14 5 strokes   Lee Elder
1976 Bob Wynn   United States 271 −13 1 stroke   Bob Gilder
1975 Don Iverson   United States 274 −10 1 stroke   Jim Colbert
  David Graham
1974 Richie Karl   United States 273 −11 Playoff   Bruce Crampton
1973 Hubert Green   United States 266 −18 6 strokes   Dwight Nevil
Prior to becoming a PGA Tour event

B.C. Open

  • 1972 Bob Payne (two round satellite tournament)

Broome County Open

Tournament highlightsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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