B.C. Open

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The B.C. Open was a PGA Tour golf tournament that was held annually from 1971 to 2006. In 1971, it was called the Broome County Open. 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 British Open during 2000–2006, so the leading players were not available and it was one of the smaller events on the PGA Tour schedule. The purse for 2006 was $3 million.

The tournament was played at the En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott in Upstate New York for its entire history through 2005. In 2006, severe flooding forced the event to move to the Atunyote Golf Club at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, where a permanent event has since been awarded. 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.

Alternatively, it is said to be named after the comic strip B.C., created by Johnny Hart, who was born and raised in Endicott. Johnny Hart's B.C. characters have been 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]

Winners[edit]

B.C. Open presented by Turning Stone Resort

B.C. Open

Broome County Open

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