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August 10, 2009

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1969
Dave Hill, from Jackson, becomes the first native of Michigan to win.

1970--71
The tournament is not played.

1972
The tournament returns as an unofficial Tour event with Buick as the sponsor.

1973--77
It remains an unofficial event without Buick as the sponsor.

1978
Buick Open returns to the Tour schedule.

1987
Robert Wrenn sets the tournament scoring record of 26-under-par 262.

1989
Tournament purse reaches $1 million.

1990
Chip Beck starts the final round eight shots down but rallies to win, marking the event's largest comeback victory.

1997
Tiger Woods makes his Buick Open debut; Vijay Singh wins the first of his three titles.

2000
Woods begins an endorsement deal with Buick reportedly worth about $7 million a year.

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