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BUICK OPEN RELATED STORIES







DATES:  Thursday, June 26th through Sunday, June 29th
SITE:  Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, Grand Blanc, Michigan
COURSE ARCHITECT:  James Gilmore Harrison (1957), Joe Lee (1969)
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
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36 3,661 Yds 36 3,466 Yds
Annual: 49th (44th official)
Defending Champion: Brian Bateman
Runner-Up: Jason Gore, Justin Leonard, Woody Austin
Tournament Record: 262 (Robert Wrenn, 1987)
54-Hole Record: 194 (Kenny Perry, 2001; Vijay Singh, 2005)
36-Hole Record: 128 (Robert Wrenn, 1987)
Course Record: 61 (Billy Mayfair, 2001; Tiger Woods, 2005)
9-Hole Record: 27 (Billy Mayfair, 2001)
Total Purse: $5,000,000
Shares: 1st Place - $900,000; 2nd Place - $540,000; 3rd Place - $340,000
2007 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Brian Bateman 273 Steve Elkington 275
Jason Gore 274 Jim Furyk 275
Justin Leonard 274 John Rollins 275
Woody Austin 274 Scott Verplank 275
Marco Dawson 275 Six players at 276
Past Buick Open Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2007 Brian Bateman (273) -- Jason Gore, Justin Leonard, Woody Austin
2006 Tiger Woods (264) -- Jim Furyk
2005 Vijay Singh (264) -- Tiger Woods
2004 Vijay Singh (265) -- John Daly
2003 Jim Furyk (267) -- Briny Baird, Chris DiMarco, Geoff Ogilvy, Tiger Woods
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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