This is the 11th year of the Buick Invitational. Buick assumed
sponsorship in 1992. It's also the 50th year a PGA TOUR event has been
held in San Diego. And the the 40th straight year the Century Club of
San Diego has been the local non-profit organization organizing the
tournament. Finally, 2002 marks the 35th anniversary of the event held
at the Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course.
This year will feature a record purse of $3.6 million, which is $100,000
more than in 2001. The winner will take home $648,000.
Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster at 619-220-TIXS. Advance
prices (prior to February 4th) are: $12 (Tuesday), $15 (Wendesday through
Friday), and $20 (Saturday and Sunday). After February 4th,
prices will increase to $13 (Tuesday), $19 (Wednesday through Friday),
and $25 (Saturday and Sunday). A season badge can also be purchased for
$65 before to February 4th, or $75 at the gate. Senior citizens (60 and
older) can buy tickets in advance at $12 (for a weekday), and $15 (for
Saturday or Sunday). At the gate Senior prices are $14 and $18 respectively.
All juniors (12 years old and younger) are admitted free when accompanied
by an adult. A season parking pass is $15 and can be used throughout the week.
** USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
- Tournament Headquarters: 858-535-4500
- General Information: 858-535-4535
- Monday, February 4
- Admission is free.
- Practice rounds for PGA TOUR players.
- Samsung Digitall Pro-Am, South Course, starting 10:30am.
- Tuesday, February 5
- Practice round for PGA TOUR players.
- 1:00pm - Walk of Fame Ceremony honoring Jack Nicklaus.
- 2:00pm - Buick Player's Challenge, North Course, #3 tee.
- 3:30pm - Buick Family Days Golf Clinic, South Course, #1 tee.
- Wednesday, February 6
- Pacific Bell Pro-Am.
The first te time is at 06:42 AM on the 1st and 10th tees.
- Thursday, February 7
- Opening round of the Buick Invitational on the
North and South courses, starting at 8:30 AM on the
1st and 10th tee of both courses.
- Friday, February 8
- Second round of the Buick Invitational, North and
South courses, at 8:30 AM on the 1st and 10th tee of both
- Saturday, February 9
- Third round of the Buick Invitational on the South Course.
Play begins at 08:30 AM on the 1st
and 10th tees.
- OKI Saturday Series Pro-Am presented by OKI, North Course,
starting at 8:00am..
- Sunday, February 10
- Final round of the Buick Invitational on the South Course.
Play begins at 08:30 AM on the 1st and 10th tees.
- Awards Ceremony on the 18th green
NOTE: Times subject to change.