Air Canada Championship

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The Air Canada Championship was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1996 to 2002. It was played at the Northview Golf & Country Club (Ridge Course) in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. It was founded in 1996 as the Greater Vancouver Open. The purse for the 2002 tournament was $3,500,000, with $630,000 going to the winner.

This was not the first time the PGA Tour included a stop in British Columbia on their schedule. Dow Finsterwald won the unofficial 1955 British Columbia Open Invitational, and Jim Ferree was victorious at the 1958 Vancouver Open Invitational.[1]


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Air Canada Championship
2002 Gene Sauers  United States 269 −15 1 stroke United States Steve Lowery
2001 Joel Edwards  United States 265 −19 7 strokes United States Steve Lowery
2000 Rory Sabbatini  South Africa 268 −16 1 stroke New Zealand Grant Waite
1999 Mike Weir  Canada 266 −18 2 strokes United States Fred Funk
Greater Vancouver Open
1998 Brandel Chamblee  United States 265 −19 3 strokes United States Payne Stewart
1997 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 265 −19 1 stroke United States Andrew Magee
1996 Guy Boros  United States 272 −12 1 stroke United States Emlyn Aubrey
United States Lee Janzen
United States Taylor Smith


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