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BUICK CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES





 Dates: June 29th - July 2nd
 Site: TPC at River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
 Course Architect: Pete Dye and Robert Weed (1991)
 Par: 70
 Yardage: 6,820
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 434 yds   10 - Par 4 462 yds
               2 - Par 4 341 yds   11 - Par 3 158 yds
               3 - Par 4 431 yds   12 - Par 4 411 yds
               4 - Par 4 460 yds   13 - Par 5 523 yds
               5 - Par 3 223 yds   14 - Par 4 421 yds
               6 - Par 5 574 yds   15 - Par 4 296 yds
               7 - Par 4 443 yds   16 - Par 3 171 yds
               8 - Par 3 202 yds   17 - Par 4 420 yds
               9 - Par 4 406 yds   18 - Par 4 444 yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,514 yds         35 3,306 yds
 
 Annual: 55th
 Defending Champion: Brad Faxon
 Runner-Up: Tjaart van der Walt
 Tournament Record: 259 (Tim Norris, 1982)
 54-Hole Record: 193 (Tim Norris, 1982; Mark Calcavecchia, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 127 (Tim Norris, 1982)
 18-Hole Record: 60 (Tommy Bolt, 1954 )
 Course Record: 61 (Kirk Triplett, 2000; Phil Mickelson,
 Scott Verplank, 2001; Brad Faxon, 2005)
 9-Hole Record: 28 (Vijay Singh, 1998)
 Total Purse: $4,300,000
 Shares: 1st $774,000; 2nd $464,400; 3rd  $292,400
 
 2005 Finish
 -----------
 
 Player                Score 
 ------                ----- 
 Brad Faxon *           266 
 Tjaart van der Walt    266 
 Justin Rose            267 
 Michael Putnam         268 
 Jerry Kelly            268 
 
 * - Won in playoff
 
 Past Buick Championship Winners
 -------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2005  Brad Faxon (266) -- Tjaart van der Walt
 2004  *Woody Austin (270) -- Tim Herron
 2003  Peter Jacobsen (266) -- Chris Riley
 2002  Phil Mickelson (266) -- Jonathan Kaye, Davis Love III
 2001  Phil Mickelson (264) -- Billy Andrade
 2000  Notah Begay III (260) -- Mark Calcavecchia
 1999  Brent Geiberger (262) -- Skip Kendall
 1998  *Olin Browne (266) -- Stewart Cink, Larry Mize
 1997  Stewart Cink (267) -- Tom Byrum, Brandel Chamblee, Jeff Maggert
 1996  D.A. Weibring (270) -- Tom Kite
 1995  Greg Norman (267) -- Dave Stockton Jr, Kirk Triplett, Grant Waite
 1994  David Frost (268) -- Greg Norman
 1993  Nick Price (271) -- Dan Forsman, Roger Maltbie
 1992  Lanny Wadkins (274) -- Dan Forsman, Donnie Hammond, Nick Price
 1991  *Billy Ray Brown (271) -- Rick Fehr, Corey Pavin
 1990  Wayne Levi (267) -- Mark Calcavecchia, Brad Fabel, Rocco Mediate,
                           Chris Perry
 1989  Paul Azinger (269) -- Wayne Levi
 1988  *Mark Brooks (269) -- Dave Barr, Joey Sindelar
 1987  Paul Azinger (269) -- Dan Forsman, Wayne Levi
 1986  *Mac O'Grady (269) -- Roger Maltbie
 1985  *Phil Blackmar (271) -- Jodie Mudd, Dan Pohl
 1984  Peter Jacobsen (269) -- Mark O'Meara
 1983  Curtis Strange (268) -- Jay Haas, Jack Renner
 1982  Tim Norris (259) -- Ray Floyd, Hubert Green
 1981  Hubert Green (264) -- Bobby Clampett, Fred Couples, Roger Maltbie
 1980  *Howard Twitty (266) -- Jim Simons
 1979  Jerry McGee (268) -- Jack Renner
 1978  Rod Funseth (264) -- Dale Douglass, Lee Elder, Bill Kratzert
 1977  Bill Kratzert (265) -- Grier Jones, Larry Nelson
 1976  Rik Massengale (266) -- Al Geiberger, J.C. Snead
 1975  *Don Bies (267) -- Hubert Green
 1974  Dave Stockton (268) -- Ray Floyd
 1973  Billy Casper (264) -- Bruce Devlin
 1972  *Lee Trevino (269) -- Lee Elder
 1971  *George Archer (268) -- Lou Graham, J.C. Snead
 1970  Bob Murphy (267) -- Paul Harney
 1969  *Bob Lunn (268) -- Dave Hill
 1968  Billy Casper (266) -- Bruce Crampton
 1967  Charlie Sifford (272) -- Steve Oppermann
 1966  Art Wall (266) -- Wes Ellis
 1965  *Billy Casper (274) -- Johnny Pott
 1964  Ken Venturi (273) -- Al Besselink, Paul Bondeson, Sam Carmichael,
                            Jim Grant
 1963  Billy Casper (271) -- George Bayer
 1962  *Bob Goalby (271) -- Art Wall
 1961  *Billy Maxwell (271) -- Ted Kroll
 1960  *Arnold Palmer (270) -- Bill Collins, Jack Fleck
 1959  Gene Littler (272) -- Tom Nieporte
 1958  Jack Burke (268) -- Dow Finsterwald, Art Wall
 1957  Gardner Dickinson (272) -- George Bayer
 1956  *Arnold Palmer (274) -- Ted Kroll
 1955  Sam Snead (269) -- Fred Hawkins, Mike Souchak
 1954  *Tommy Bolt (271) -- Earl Stewart
 1953  Bob Toski (269) -- Jim Ferrier
 1952  Ted Kroll (273) -- Lawson Little, Skee Riegel, Earl Stewart
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 
 Note: Formerly called Greater Hartford Open (2003), Canon Greater Hartford
       Open (1989-2002), Canon Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open (1985-88),
       Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open (1973-84), Greater Hartford Open
       Invitational (1967-72), Insurance City Open (1952-66).



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