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BUICK INVITATIONAL RELATED STORIES





DATES:  Thursday, January 24th through Sunday, January 27th
SITE:  Torrey Pines Golf Course (North, South Courses), San Diego, California
COURSE ARCHITECT:  William Bell (1957 - both course), Rees Jones (2001 - South Course, redesign)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  6,874 (North Course)
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 5 520 Yds 10 - Par 4 416 Yds
2 - Par 4 326 Yds 11 - Par 4 467 Yds
3 - Par 3 121 Yds 12 - Par 3 190 Yds
4 - Par 4 429 Yds 13 - Par 4 469 Yds
5 - Par 4 412 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 5 548 Yds 18 - Par 5 520 Yds
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Par 36 3,398 Yds Par 36 3,476 Yds
YARDAGE:  7,569 (South Course)
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 452 Yds 10 - Par 4 405 Yds
2 - Par 4 387 Yds 11 - Par 3 221 Yds
3 - Par 3 198 Yds 12 - Par 4 477 Yds
4 - Par 4 471 Yds 13 - Par 5 541 Yds
5 - Par 4 453 Yds 14 - Par 4 435 Yds
6 - Par 5 560 Yds 15 - Par 4 477 Yds
7 - Par 4 462 Yds 16 - Par 3 227 Yds
8 - Par 3 176 Yds 17 - Par 4 442 Yds
9 - Par 5 613 Yds 18 - Par 5 572 Yds
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Par 36 3,772 Yds Par 36 3,797 Yds
Annual: 56th
Defending Champion: Tiger Woods
Runner-Up: Charles Howell III
Tournament Record: 266 (George Burns, 1987; Tiger Woods, 1999)
54-Hole Record: 198 (Woody Blackburn, 1985)
36-Hole Record: 129 (Lennie Clements, 1996; Tom Lehman, 2005)
Course Record: 61 (Mark Brooks, 1990; Brandt Snedeker, 2007 - North Course)
62 (Tiger Woods, 1999 - South Course)
9-Hole Record: 27 (Brandt Snedeker, 2007 - North Course)
Total Purse: $5,200,000
Shares: 1st Place - $936,000; 2nd Place - $561,600; 3rd Place - $353,600
2007 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Tiger Woods 273 Mark Calcavecchia 277
Charles Howell III 275 Bart Bryant 278
Brandt Snedeker 276 Jeff Quinney 278
Bubba Watson 277 Five players at 279
Andrew Buckle 277
Past Buick Invitational Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2007 Tiger Woods (273) -- Charles Howell III
2006 *Tiger Woods (278) -- Nathan Green, Jose Maria Olazabal
2005 Tiger Woods (272) -- Luke Donald, Charles Howell III, Tom Lehman
2004 *John Daly (278) -- Luke Donald, Chris Riley
2003 Tiger Woods (272) -- Carl Pettersson
2002 Jose Maria Olazabal (276) -- J.L. Lewis, Mark O'Meara
2001 *Phil Mickelson (269) -- Frank Lickliter, Davis Love III
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) -- Donnie Hammond, David Ogrin, Mike Hulbert,
Lee Janzen, Jesper Parnevik, Craig Stadler,
Duffy Waldorf
1996 Davis Love III (269) -- Phil Mickelson
1995 Peter Jacobsen (269) -- Mark Calcavecchia, Mike Hulbert, Hal Sutton,
Kirk 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,
Mark 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) -- Bill Kratzert, Wayne Levi, Artie McNickle,
Tom 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) -- Billy Casper, Bruce Crampton, Grier Jones,
Phil 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) -- Joe Campbell, Billy Casper, Dave Ragan,
Mike Souchak, Bo 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).



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