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 Dates: Thursday, August 10th through Sunday, August 13th
 Site: Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, Grand Blanc, Michigan
 Course Architect: Ferdinand Garbin (1957), James Gilmore Harrison - redesign,
                   Joe Lee - redesigned (1967 and 1990)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,105
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 5 567 Yds         10 - Par 4 401 Yds
               2 - Par 4 431 Yds         11 - Par 3 190 Yds
               3 - Par 3 187 Yds         12 - Par 4 335 Yds
               4 - Par 4 401 Yds         13 - Par 5 548 Yds
               5 - Par 4 437 Yds         14 - Par 4 322 Yds
               6 - Par 4 421 Yds         15 - Par 4 457 Yds
               7 - Par 5 584 Yds         16 - Par 5 580 Yds
               8 - Par 3 199 Yds         17 - Par 3 197 Yds
               9 - Par 4 413 Yds         18 - Par 4 435 Yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,640 Yds               36 3,465 Yds
 
 Annual: 41st
 Defending Champion: Tom Pernice, Jr.
 Runner-Up: Tom Lehman, Ted Tryba, Bob Tway
 Tournament Record: 262 (Robert Wrenn, 1987)
 54-Hole Record: 195 (Robert Wrenn, 1987)
 36-Hole Record: 128 (Robert Wrenn, 1987)
 Course Record: 62 (Jim Furyk, 1995; Sonny Skinner, 1997)
 9-Hole Record: 29 (Held by 6 players, last done in 1993 by Greg Norman)
 Total Purse: $2,700,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $486,000; 2nd Place - 291,600; 3rd Place - 183,600
 
                             1999 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Tom Pernice, Jr.       270               Ernie Els               273
 Tom Lehman             271               Esteban Toledo          274
 Ted Tryba              271               Hal Sutton              275
 Bob Tway               271               Six players at          276
 Bob Estes              272
 
                Past Buick Open Winners and Runners-up
                --------------------------------------
 
 1999 -- Tom Pernice, Jr. (270) -- Tom Lehman, Ted Tryba, Bob Tway
 1998 -- Billy Mayfair (271) -- Scott Verplank
 1997 -- Vijay Singh (273) -- T.Byrum, R.Cochran, E.Els, B.Fabel, J.Ozaki
 1996 -- Justin Leonard (266) -- Chip Beck
 1995 -- *Woody Austin (270) -- Mike Brisky
 1994 -- Fred Couples (270) -- Corey Pavin
 1993 -- Larry Mize (272) -- Fuzzy Zoeller
 1992 -- *Dan Forsman (276) -- Steve Elkington, Brad Faxon
 1991 -- *Brad Faxon (271) -- Chip Beck
 1990 -- Chip Beck (272) -- Mike Donald, Hale Irwin, Fuzzy Zoeller
 1989 -- Leonard Thompson (273) -- Billy Andrade, Payne Stewart, D.Tewell
 1988 -- Scott Verplank (268) -- Doug Tewell
 1987 -- Robert Wrenn (262) -- Dan Pohl
 1986 -- Ben Crenshaw (270) -- J.C. Snead, Doug Tewell
 1985 -- Ken Green (268) -- Wayne Grady
 1984 -- Denis Watson (271) -- Payne Stewart
 1983 -- Wayne Levi (272) -- Isao Aoki, Calvin Peete
 1982 -- Lanny Wadkins (273) -- Tom Kite
 1981 -- *Hale Irwin (277) -- Bobby Clampett, Peter Jacobsen, Gil Morgan
 1980 -- Peter Jacobsen (276) -- Bill Kratzert, Mark Lye
 1979 -- *John Fought (280) -- Jim Simons
 1978 -- *Jack Newton (280) -- Mike Sullivan
 1977 -- Bobby Cole (271) -- Fred Marti
 1976 -- Ed Sabo (279) -- Randy Erskine
 1975 -- Spike Kelley (208) -- Randy Erskine, Jim Marshall, Mike McCullough
 1974 -- Bryan Abbott (135) -- Joe Porter
 1973 -- Wilf Homenuik (215) -- Jim Ferriell
 1972 -- Gary Groh (273) -- John Mahaffey
 1971 -- Not Held
 1970 -- Not Held
 1969 -- Dave Hill (267) -- Frank Beard
 1968 -- Tom Weiskopf (280) -- Mike Hill
 1967 -- Julius Boros (283) -- Bob Goalby, R.H. Sikes, Bert Yancey
 1966 -- Phil Rodgers (284) -- Johnny Pott, Kermit Zarley
 1965 -- Tony Lema (280) -- Johnny Pott
 1964 -- Tony Lema (277) -- Dow Finsterwald
 1963 -- Julius Boros (274) -- Dow Finsterwald
 1962 -- Bill Collins (284) -- Dave Ragan
 1961 -- *Jack Burke, Jr. (284) -- Billy Casper, Johnny Pott
 1960 -- Mike Souchak (282) -- Gay Brewer, Art Wall
 1959 -- *Art Wall (282) -- Dow Finsterwald
 1958 -- Billy Casper (285) -- Ted Kroll, Arnold Palmer
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 
 Note: Formerly called Buick Open Invitational (1958-69), Vern Parsell Buick
       Open (1972), Flint Lakes Open (1974-77), Buick Goodwrench Open
       (1978-80). From 1972 through 1976 Satellite tournaments were held and
       the events were unofficial.
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Tom Pernice, Jr.  - Defending champion, 109th on money list, 2 top-10's
 Paul Azinger      - Won earlier this year, made 11 of 12 cuts, 3 top-10's
 Fred Couples      - Has posted 5 top-10's in just 15 events, 28th on money list
 Steve Elkington   - Runner-up at this event in 1992, no top-10's in 14 events
 Jim Furyk         - Has made the cut in all 19 events entered with 1 win
 Lee Janzen        - Struggled this year with only one top-10 finish
 Justin Leonard    - Two-time runner-up in 2000, 33rd on money list
 Davis Love III    - Has finished second three times this year, 6th on money list
 Jeff Maggert      - Made only 9 of 18 cuts with three top-10 finishes
 Phil Mickelson    - Three wins and two runner-ups in 2000, 3rd on money list
 Jose M. Olazabal  - Has four top-10 finishes and 1 win on European Tour
 Vijay Singh       - Masters Champion is 7th on money list, 6 top-10's
 Hal Sutton        - Two-time winner this year with eight top-10 finishes
 Tiger Woods       - 1st in money, wins, ranking, scoring, greens, birdies, etc

 

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