Buick Invitational
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 Dates: Thursday, February 10th through Sunday, February 13th

 Site: Torrey Pines Golf Club (North and South Courses), La Jolla, CA

 Course Architect: William Bell and William Bell, Jr. (1957)

                   David Rainville (1975 - re-design)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 6,854 (North Course)

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 5 520 Yds       10 - Par 4 416 Yds

               2 - Par 4 326 Yds       11 - Par 4 471 Yds

               3 - Par 3 121 Yds       12 - Par 3 190 Yds

               4 - Par 4 438 Yds       13 - Par 4 474 Yds

               5 - Par 4 371 Yds       14 - Par 5 507 Yds

               6 - Par 3 206 Yds       15 - Par 4 397 Yds

               7 - Par 4 400 Yds       16 - Par 4 338 Yds

               8 - Par 4 436 Yds       17 - Par 3 172 Yds

               9 - Par 5 551 Yds       18 - Par 5 520 Yds

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                Par 36 3,369 Yds         Par 36 3,485 Yds

 
 Yardage: 7,055 (South Course)

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 447 Yds       10 - Par 4 373 Yds

               2 - Par 4 365 Yds       11 - Par 3 207 Yds

               3 - Par 3 173 Yds       12 - Par 4 468 Yds

               4 - Par 4 453 Yds       13 - Par 5 535 Yds

               5 - Par 4 404 Yds       14 - Par 4 398 Yds

               6 - Par 5 557 Yds       15 - Par 4 389 Yds

               7 - Par 4 453 Yds       16 - Par 3 203 Yds

               8 - Par 3 171 Yds       17 - Par 4 425 Yds

               9 - Par 5 536 Yds       18 - Par 5 498 Yds

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                Par 36 3,559 Yds         Par 36 3,496 Yds

 Annual: 48th

 Defending Champion: Tiger Woods

 Runner-up: Billy Ray Brown

 Tournament Record: 266 (George Burns, 1987; Tiger Woods, 1999)

 54-Hole Record: 198 (Woody Blackburn, 1985)

 36-Hole Record: 129 (Lennie Clements, 1996)

 Course Records: 61 (Mark Brooks, 1990 - North Course)

                 62 (Tiger Woods, 1999 - South Course)

 9-Hole Record: 28 (Jeff Julian, 1996 - North Course)

 Total Purse: $3,000,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $540,000; 2nd Place - 324,000; 3rd Place - 204,000

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

 ------                -----              ------                 -----

 Tiger Woods            266               Omar Uresti             273

 Billy Ray Brown        268               Dennis Paulson          275

 Bill Glasson           270               Chris Riley             275

 Chris Perry            273               Loren Roberts           275

 Kevin Sutherland       273               Scott Simpson           275
 

         Past Buick Invitational Winners and Runners-Up

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 1999 -- Tiger Woods (266) -- Billy Ray Brown

 1998 -- #*Scott Simpson (204) -- Skip Kendall

 1997 -- Mark O'Meara (275) -- D.Hammond, D.Ogrin, M.Hulbert, L.Janzen,

                               J.Parnevik, C.Stadler, D.Waldorf

 1996 -- Davis Love III (269) -- Phil Mickelson

 1995 -- Peter Jacobsen (269) -- M.Calcavecchia, M.Hulbert, H. Sutton, K.Triplet

 1994 -- Craig Stadler (268) -- Steve Lowery

 1993 -- Phil Mickelson (278) -- Dave Rummells

 1992 -- #Steve Pate (200) -- Chip Beck

 1991 -- Jay Don Blake (268) -- Bill Sander

 1990 -- Dan Forsman (275) -- Tommy Armour III

 1989 -- Greg Twiggs (271) -- Steve Elkington, Brad Faxon, Mark O'Meara, 

M.Wiebe

 1988 -- Steve Pate (269) -- Jay Haas

 1987 -- George Burns (266) -- J.C. Snead, Bobby Wadkins

 1986 -- *#Bob Tway (204) -- Bernhard Langer

 1985 -- *Woody Blackburn (269) -- Ron Streck

 1984 -- *Gary Koch (272) -- Gary Hallberg

 1983 -- Gary Hallberg (271) -- Tom Kite

 1982 -- Johnny Miller (270) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1981 -- *Bruce Lietzke (278) -- Ray Floyd, Tom Jenkins

 1980 -- *Tom Watson (275) -- D.A. Weibring

 1979 -- Fuzzy Zoeller (282) -- B.Kratzert, W.Levi, A.McNickle, T.Watson

 1978 -- Jay Haas (278) -- Andy Bean, Gene Littler, John Schroeder

 1977 -- Tom Watson (269) -- Larry Nelson, John Schroeder

 1976 -- J.C. Snead (272) -- Don Bies

 1975 -- *J.C. Snead (279) -- Bobby Nichols, Ray Floyd

 1974 -- Bobby Nichols (275) -- Rod Curl, Gene Littler

 1973 -- Bob Dickson (278) -- B.Casper, B.Crampton, G.Jones, P.Rodgers

 1972 -- Paul Harney (275) -- Hale Irwin

 1971 -- George Archer (272) -- Dave Eichelberger

 1970 -- *Pete Brown (275) -- Tony Jacklin

 1969 -- Jack Nicklaus (284) -- Gene Littler

 1968 -- Tom Weiskopf (273) -- Al Gieberger

 1967 -- Bob Goalby (269) -- Gay Brewer

 1966 -- Billy Casper (268) -- Tommy Aaron, Tom Weiskopf

 1965 -- *Wes Ellis (267) -- Billy Casper

 1964 -- Art Wall (274) -- Tony Lema, Bob Rosburg

 1963 -- Gary Player (270) -- Tony Lema

 1962 -- *Tommy Jacobs (277) -- Johnny Pott

 1961 -- *Arnold Palmer (271) -- Al Balding

 1960 -- Mike Souchak (269) -- Johnny Pott

 1959 -- Marty Furgol (274) -- J.Campbell, B.Casper, D.Ragan, M.Souchak,

                               B.Wininger

 1958 -- Not Held

 1957 -- Arnold Palmer (271) -- Al Balding

 1956 -- Bob Rosburg (270) -- Dick Mayer

 1955 -- Tommy Bolt (274) -- Johnny Palmer

 1954 -- @Gene Littler (274) -- E.J. Harrison

 1953 -- Tommy Bolt (274) -- Doug Ford

 1952 -- Ted Krol (276) -- Jimmy Demaret

 

 * - Won in Playoff

 # - Rain Shortened

 @ - Amateur

 

 Note: Formerly called Buick Invitational of California (1992-95), Shearson

       Lehman Brothers Open (1991), Shearson Lehman Hutton Open (1989-90),

       Shearson Lehman Hutton Andy Williams Open (1988), Shearson Lehman

       Brothers Andy Williams Open (1986-87), Isuzu/Andy Williams San Diego

       Open (1983-85), Wickes/Andy Williams San Diego Open (1981-82), Andy

       Williams-San Diego Open Invitational (1968-80), San Diego Open

       Invitational (1957-67), Convair-San Diego Open (1955-56) and San Diego

       Open (1952-54).

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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 Tiger Woods       - Defending Champion, seeking seventh straight victory

 Notah Begay III   - Tied for 4th last week at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

 Fred Couples      - Has made the cut in both events entered this year

 Steve Elkington   - Finished 2nd at this event in 1989, 64th on money list

 Brad Faxon        - Runner-up at this tournament back in 1989

 Matt Gogel        - Bogeyed 4 holes on back nine at Pebble to finish 2nd

 Tom Lehman        - Won Phoenix Open, 3rd on money list with 3 top-10's

 Davis Love III    - Finished tied for 20th last week with final round of 67

 Andrew Magee      - Has two top-10's this year, 7th last week, 20th in money

 Phil Mickelson    - 38th on money list with one top-10 in three tournaments

 Mark O'Meara      - Has failed to make the cut this season

 Jean Van de Velde - After an opening 69, shot rounds of 74-74 to tie for 61


 

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