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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event
 
 

 
 Dates: Thursday, July 31st through Sunday, August 3rd
 Site: Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, Grand Blanc, Michigan
 Course Architect: James Gilmore Harrison (1956),
                   Joe Lee - redesigned (1967 and 1990)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,127
 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 4 340 Yds
               4 - Par 4 401 Yds   13 - Par 5 544 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 4 434 Yds   18 - Par 4 435 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,661 Yds         36 3,466 Yds
 
 Annual: 44th (40th official)
 Defending Champion: Tiger Woods
 Runner-Up: Fred Funk, Brian Gay, Mark O'Meara, Esteban Toledo
 Tournament Record: 262 (Robert Wrenn, 1987)
 54-Hole Record: 194 (Kenny Perry, 2001)
 36-Hole Record: 128 (Robert Wrenn, 1987)
 Course Record: 61 (Billy Mayfair, 2001)
 9-Hole Record: 27 (Billy Mayfair, 2001)
 Total Purse: $4,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $594,000; 2nd Place - 356,400; 3rd Place - 224,400
 
                             2002 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score             Player                 Score
 ------                -----             ------                 -----
 Tiger Woods            271              Paul Azinger            276
 Fred Funk              275              Pat Bates               276
 Brian Gay              275              Tom Byrum               276
 Mark O'Meara           275              Bob Tway                276
 Esteban Toledo         275              Four players at         277
 
                             Past Buick Open Winners
                             -----------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2002  Tiger Woods (271) -- Fred Funk, Brian Gay, Mark O'Meara, Esteban Toledo
 2001  Kenny Perry (263) -- Chris DiMarco, Jim Furyk
 2000  Rocco Mediate (268) -- Chris Perry
 1999  Tom Pernice, Jr. (270) -- Tom Lehman, Ted Tryba, Bob Tway
 1998  Billy Mayfair (271) -- Scott Verplank
 1997  Vijay Singh (273) -- Tom Byrum, Russ Cochran, Ernie Els, Brad Fabel,
                            Joe 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, Doug 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 1973 through 1976 Satellite tournaments were held and
       the events were unofficial.
 


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