B.C. Open

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B.C. Open
Tournament information
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
Final champion
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 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.

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]


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

B.C. Open

  • 1972 Bob Payne (two round satellite tournament)

Broome County Open

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Coordinates: 42°05′28″N 76°04′52″W / 42.091°N 76.081°W / 42.091; -76.081