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Encyclopedia > B.C. Open
The B.C. Open logo created by Johnny Hart.
The B.C. Open logo created by Johnny Hart.

The B.C. Open is an Official PGA Tour event that has been held annually since 1971. Past Champions include: Tom Kite, Joey Sindelar, Fred Couples, John Daly, Hal Sutton, Fred Funk, Jeff Sluman, Craig Stadler and Brad Faxon. The 2005 champion was Jason Bohn. Image File history File links BCOpenLogo. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ... Tom Kite is an American golfer. ... Frederick Stephen Couples (born October 3, 1959 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Because of his long drives (especially when he was a younger player), he was given the nickname Boom Boom. ... John Daly, after winning the 2004 Buick Invitational John Patrick Daly (born April 28, 1966 in Carmichael, California) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Daly is known primarily for his zero to hero victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, his driving distance off the tee (earning him the... Hal Sutton (born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team. ... Fred Funk (b. ... Craig Stadler (born June 2, 1953 in San Diego, California) is an American professional golfer. ... Brad Faxon (born August 1, 1961 in Oceanport, New Jersey) is an American golfer. ...


The tournament is played at the En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, New York and is 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 dollars through 2003. It currently takes place the same July week as the British Open, so the leading players are not available and it is one of the smaller events on the PGA Tour schedule. The prize fund was $3 million in 2005 and is due to increase to $3.5 million in 2006. Endicott is a village located in Broome County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 13,038. ... The Open Championship logo The Open Championship (sometimes referred to as the British Open to distinguish it from other national opens), is the oldest of the four major championships in mens golf. ...


The tournament was founded in 1971 and was called the Broome County Open that first year - initials B.C. The next year it switched to its current name. 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. B.C. logo in a 2005 comic strip. ... Johnny Hart (born February 18, 1931 in Endicott, New York) is an American cartoonist noted for having created and drawn the comic strip B.C. which has appeared daily in newspapers since February 17, 1958. ...


The 2006 B.C. Open will be the last held on the PGA Tour. On January 13, 2006, the 2007 PGA schedule was released, and the B.C. Open was replaced by the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. The B.C. Open may move to either the Champions Tour or the Nationwide Tour. [1] January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... The Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) or who have done so but then failed to...


Winners

  • 2005 Jason Bohn
  • 2004 Jonathan Byrd
  • 2003 Craig Stadler
  • 2002 Spike McRoy
  • 2001 Jeff Sluman
  • 2000 Brad Faxon
  • 1999 Brad Faxon
  • 1998 Chris Perry
  • 1997 Gabriel Hjertstedt
  • 1996 Fred Funk
  • 1995 Hal Sutton
  • 1994 Mike Sullivan
  • 1993 Blaine McCallister
  • 1992 John Daly
  • 1991 Fred Couples
  • 1990 Nolan Henke
  • 1989 Mike Hulbert
  • 1988 Bill Glasson
  • 1987 Joey Sindelar
  • 1986 Rick Fehr
  • 1985 Joey Sindelar
  • 1984 Wayne Levi
  • 1983 Pat Lindsey
  • 1982 Calvin Peete
  • 1981 Jay Haas
  • 1980 Don Pooley
  • 1979 Howard Twitty
  • 1978 Tom Kite
  • 1977 Gil Morgan
  • 1976 Bob Wynn
  • 1975 Don Iverson
  • 1974 Richie Karl
  • 1973 Hubert Green
  • 1972 Bob Payne
  • 1971 Claude Harmon (Broome County Open)

Craig Stadler (born June 2, 1953 in San Diego, California) is an American professional golfer. ... Brad Faxon (born August 1, 1961 in Oceanport, New Jersey) is an American golfer. ... Brad Faxon (born August 1, 1961 in Oceanport, New Jersey) is an American golfer. ... In the fictional television series Charmed, Chris Perry is second whitelighter of the Charmed Ones. ... Fred Funk (b. ... Hal Sutton (born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team. ... John Daly, after winning the 2004 Buick Invitational John Patrick Daly (born April 28, 1966 in Carmichael, California) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Daly is known primarily for his zero to hero victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, his driving distance off the tee (earning him the... Frederick Stephen Couples (born October 3, 1959 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Because of his long drives (especially when he was a younger player), he was given the nickname Boom Boom. ... Jay Haas (born December 2, 1953 in St. ... Tom Kite is an American golfer. ... Gil Morgan (b. ... Claude Harmon, Sr. ...

External link

  • Coverage on the PGA Tour's official site

 
 

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