Buick Invitational
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 Dates: Thursday, February 8th through Sunday, February 11th
 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
                   -------------            -------------
                Par 36 3,559 Yds         Par 36 3,496 Yds
 
 Annual: 49th
 Defending Champion: Phil Mickelson
 Runner-up: Tiger Woods, Shigeki Maruyama
 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: $3,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $630,000; 2nd Place - 378,000; 3rd Place - 238,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Phil Mickelson         270               Kirk Triplett           276
 Tiger Woods            274               Fred Couples            276
 Shigeki Maruyama       274               Bradley Hughes          276
 Davis Love III         275               Stephen Sear            277
 Kevin Sutherland       276               Four players at         279
 
         Past Buick Invitational Winners and Runners-Up
         ----------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Phil Mickelson (270) -- Tiger Woods, Shigeki Maruyama
 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.Triplett
 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 Geiberger
 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
                      ---------------------------
 
 Phil Mickelson    - Defender, double-bogeyed final hole to finish 3rd at Pebble
 Stuart Appleby    - Finished 2000 season 24th on money list with 5 top-10's
 Fred Couples      - Tied for 5th last year at this tournament, 94th in money
 Brad Faxon        - Won in Hawaii last month, 2nd on money list, 2 top-five's
 Jim Furyk         - Won Mercedes Championships, playing in 3rd event of year
 Miguel A. Jimenez - Missed the cut last week at Pebble with one round under par
 Bernhard Langer   - Failed to break par in 3 rounds last week at Pebble event
 Tom Lehman        - Has made the cut in 4 of 5 events with three top-10's
 Davis Love III    - Won last week's AT&T with spectacular final round of 63
 Jose M. Olazabal  - Tied for 23rd last week with weekend rounds of 67-68
 Steve Stricker    - Won season-opening World Match Play Championship
 Hal Sutton        - Has made the cut in all four events entered, but no top-10's
 Tiger Woods       - Is the heir apparent slipping, no wins in 3 tries in 2001
 

 

 

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