DICK’S SPORTING GOODS OPEN
Site: Endicott, N.Y.
Course: En-Joie Golf Course (6,974 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.8 million. Winner’s share: $270,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-3 p.m.).
Last year: John Huston won his first senior title, finishing with a 7-under 65 for a three-stroke victory.
Last event: Bernhard Langer won the 3M Championship on Aug. 5 in Blaine, Minn., shooting a 10-under 62 to overcome a six-stroke deficit. Langer, also the 2009 winner, has 15 Champions Tour victories. David Peoples finished second, two strokes back.
Notes: En-Joie was the site of the PGA Tour’s now-defunct B.C. Open from 1971-2005. ... The Susquehanna River flooded the course last September. ... Fred Couples is coming off a victory last month in the Senior British Open. He won the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in March and has eight Champions Tour titles. Couples won the 1991 B.C. Open. ... Craig Stadler won the 2003 B.C. Open to become the first player to win a PGA Tour event while a member of the Champions Tour. He closed with a 63 to overcome an eight-stroke deficit and win by a stroke. ... Joey Sindelar (1985 and 1987), Jeff Sluman (2001) and Wayne Levi (1984) also are among the 14 B.C. Open winners in the field. They grew up in upstate New York.