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 Dates: Thursday, July 19th through Sunday, July 22nd
 Site: En-Joie Golf Club, Endicott, New York
 Course Architect: Ernest E. Smith (1980); Re-designed - Pete Dye and David
                   Postlethwaite (1984), William Mitchell,
                   Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1998)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,974
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 367 yds         10 - Par 4 356 yds
               2 - Par 4 379 yds         11 - Par 4 441 yds
               3 - Par 5 554 yds         12 - Par 5 545 yds
               4 - Par 3 175 yds         13 - Par 4 442 yds
               5 - Par 5 565 yds         14 - Par 3 212 yds
               6 - Par 4 433 yds         15 - Par 4 432 yds
               7 - Par 3 188 yds         16 - Par 4 321 yds
               8 - Par 5 553 yds         17 - Par 3 185 yds
               9 - Par 4 407 yds         18 - Par 4 419 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    37 3,621 yds               35 3,353 yds
 
 Annual: 31st
 2000 Champion: Brad Faxon
 Runner-Up: Esteban Toledo
 Tournament Record: 265 (Calvin Peete, 1982)
 54-Hole Record: 196 (Calvin Peete, 1982)
 36-Hole Record: 128 (Joey Sindelar, 1987)
 Course Record: 61 (Hal Sutton, 1995; Fred Funk, 1999)
 9-Hole Record: 27 (Andy North, 1975)
 Total Purse: $2,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $360,000; 2nd Place - 216,000; 3rd Place - 136,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Brad Faxon             270               Brett Quigley           275
 Esteban Toledo         271               Dave Stockton, Jr.      275
 Bill Glasson           274               Richard Zokol           275
 Glen Hnatiuk           274               Mathew Goggin           276
 Jerry Kelly            275               Five players at         277
 
                  Past B.C. Open Winners and Runners-up
                  -------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Brad Faxon (270) -- Esteban Toledo
 1999 -- *Brad Faxon (273) -- Fred Funk
 1998 -- Chris Perry (273) -- Peter Jacobsen
 1997 -- Gabriel Hjertstedt (275) -- Chris Perry, Lee Rinker, Andrew Magee
 1996 -- *#Fred Funk (197) -- Pete Jordan
 1995 -- Hal Sutton (269) -- Jim McGovern
 1994 -- Mike Sullivan (266) -- Jeff Sluman
 1993 -- Blaine McCallister (271) -- Denis Watson
 1992 -- John Daly (266) -- Joel Edwards, Ken Green, Jay Haas, Nolan Henke
 1991 -- Fred Couples (269) -- Peter Jacobsen
 1990 -- Nolan Henke (268) -- Mark Wiebe
 1989 -- *Mike Hulbert (268) -- Bob Estes
 1988 -- Bill Glasson (268) -- Wayne Levi, Bruce Lietzke
 1987 -- Joey Sindelar (266) -- Jeff Sluman
 1986 -- Rick Fehr (267) -- Larry Mize
 1985 -- Joey Sindelar (274) -- Mike Reid
 1984 -- Wayne Levi (275) -- Russ Cochran, Hal Sutton
 1983 -- Pat Lindsey (268) -- Gil Morgan
 1982 -- Calvin Peete (265) -- Jerry Pate
 1981 -- Jay Haas (270) -- Tom Kite
 1980 -- Don Pooley (271) -- Peter Jacobsen
 1979 -- Howard Twitty (270) -- Tom Purtzer
 1978 -- Tom Kite (267) -- Mark Hayes
 1977 -- Gil Morgan (270) -- Lee Elder
 1976 -- Bob Wynn (271) -- Bob Gilder
 1975 -- Don Iverson (274) -- Jim Colbert, David Graham
 1974 -- *Richie Karl (273) -- Bruce Crampton
 1973 -- Hubert Green (266) -- Dwight Nevil
 1972 -- Bob Payne (136) -- Dave Marad
 1971 -- *Claude Harmon, Jr. (69) -- Chuck Courtney, Norman Rack, Hal Underwood
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 # - Rain Shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called Broome County Open (1971). The tournament was not
       an official event in 1971 and '72.
 
                           Top Contenders in the Field
                           ---------------------------
 
 Trevor Dodds       - Won earlier this year on the BUY.COM Tour, 20th in money
 Fred Funk          - Won this event in 1996 and was runner-up in 1999
 Jay Haas           - Tied for 10th last week with a final round of 67
 Gabriel Hjertstedt - Won this event in 1997, only 7 cuts made this year
 Charles Howell III - Lost in a playoff last week at Greater Milwaukee Open
 Blaine McCallister - Shot Sunday round of 66 last week to tie for fifth
 Gary Nicklaus      - Has made just 8 of 21 cuts this year without a top-10
 Brett Quigley      - Played in 10 PGA events with 5 cuts made & 2 top-10's
 Jeff Sluman        - 31st on money list with five top-10 finishes
 Garrett Willis     - His only top-10 finish this year was a win at Tucson
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Jeff Sluman
 Darkhorse   - Brad Elder
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Scott Hoch) - Finished tied for 10th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Chris Perry) - Finished tied for 61st
 
 NOTES:
      Tied for the lead with Esteban Toledo after three rounds, Brad Faxon
 carded his second straight 68 to clip Toledo by one and become the first
 player in tournament history to successfully defend his title. Faxon joined
 Joey Sindelar as the only two-time winners of this event. Faxon, who garnered
 his eighth career win earlier this year, was one of only two players in the
 field to post all four rounds in the 60s (68-66-68-68). Brett Quigley, who tied
 for fifth was the other. Faxon will not be on hand to defend his title as he is
 competing at this week's British Open. This is the 31st year of the
 tournament, all held at En-Joie Golf Club. En-Joie Golf Club is one of only
 three municipal/public golf courses to host a PGA Tour event (Torrey Pines and
 Brown Deer Park are the others). There have only been five playoffs in the 30-
 year history of the event, the last coming in 1999 when Faxon defeated Fred
 Funk. In 1974, club professional Richie Karl won this event by beating Bruce
 Crampton with a 35-foot putt on the first playoff hole. Karl, who lived
 along the 10th fairway, is the last club professional to win on the PGA Tour.
 The tournament is named in honor of Johnny Hart, cartoonist of the syndicated
 cartoon strip B.C. Hart is from Endicott and is a golf fan. The winner's
 trophy is a sculpture of one of his cartoon characters. A fixture in late
 August and September from 1977-99, the tournament returns to July this week
 for the only time since 1974. En-Joie was the first-corporate built golf
 course in the country. It was built for the Endicott Johnson workers, which is
 a large shoe manufacturer that employs over a thousand individuals in the
 Endicott area. En-Joie was completely re-designed due to the flooding which has
 occurred over the years. The course was built upon an apple orchard. However,
 currently no apple trees remain on the course. En-Joie is a level course that
 is tree-lined. Water hazards come into play on 10 holes. Most of the greens are
 slightly sloped, but some of them are very undulating. The signature hole is
 No. 15, a 432-yard, par 4, which is continuously listed by the PGA TOUR as one
 of the 18 toughest holes in the U.S. Eleven players have earned their first
 career wins at the B.C. Open, starting in 1974 when Karl captured the event.
 The last time a first-timer made this his inaugural win was in 1998 when
 Chris Perry won. All of the top players in the world are playing in England at
 the Open Championship where Tiger Woods is defending his title. The PGA Tour
 moves to Illinois next week for the John Deere Classic where Michael Clark II
 will defend his title.
 
 

 

 

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