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Buick Goes Bye-Bye

September 17, 2009 | By | Reply More

The golf tournament formerly known as the “Buick Invitational” will take place at Torrey Pines Golf Course as planned from January 25-31, 2010, but for now it’s “The Century Club of San Diego Invitational.”

Members of the club are still looking for a major sponsor. Buick was the title sponsor from 1991 to 2009, but dropped out due to GM’s bankruptcy reorganization.

The Century Club is a local non-profit organization that formed in 1961 to promote the PGA golf tournament in San Diego. Since that time they have raised $19 million for charities.

Many members contributed dearly to raise the funds to bring the US Open Championship to the South Course at Torrey Pines in 2008.

Advance hotel reservations are a must. The Lodge at Torrey Pines and Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines are the closest to the course. Others nearby include Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, La Jolla Shores Hotel, and Hotel La Jolla.

Bye-bye Buick. Hello ???

2010 Update: As we all know now, Farmers Insurance stepped up to the plate and became the title sponsor of PGA tournament.

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