Skip to comments.Golfweek reports Buick Open will switch sponsors, sites next year (Death of GM continues)
Posted on 07/26/2009 6:02:55 AM PDT by tobyhill
A 51-year tradition may be coming to an end as General Motors has reportedly pulled its sponsorship from the Buick Open.
The Buick Open is one of the oldest events on the PGA Tour, but Golfweek reported this weekend that the event will disappear from the PGA Tour after this year's tournament. A new sponsor and location could be announced as soon as the July 30-Aug. 2 tournament in Grand Blanc is finished.
Former Buick Open winner, Tom Pernice Jr, a member of the Tour's Player Advisory Council, confirmed the report but would not identify the new sponsor.
"Buick doesn't have the finances; GM can't afford it," Pernice said. "From a perception standpoint, you can't lay off all those people and then sponsor a golf tournament."
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Maybe they can get ACORN to sponsor it. They have plenty of government funds.
Oh, but you can introduce your own line of cheesy perfume and keep your lobbyist spending at nearly 100 percent of prior rates.
” “From a perception standpoint, you can’t lay off all those people and then sponsor a golf tournament.”
In other words, “It is good for busines to advertise this way but Americans have become stupid emotional liberals and their first instinct is to not want us to sponsor this event.”
ACORN can team up with the Cash For Clunkers Program and supply all the golfers with the loaner vehicles.
all your buick belong to us tax payers.
buicks sux, dude.
I thought they were going to re-name it “The Obama Motors Open”
sponsrships is a form of advertising and its not like they NEED to sell cars anymore if they keep getting government funds
Yep! GM is bowing to every Libs wish.
I’m sure the tournament will find a vehicle sponsor. GM just continues to seal their own dismal fate.
This will be a blow to Tiger’s portfolio.
No moe GM in my garage.
The only people responsible for GM’s demise..........is GM.
General Motors had 30+ years to seriuosly change its operation, alter the way it dealt with the UAW, and invest more in the way it developed and built cars. It took the easiest route on all of those and now reaps the results.
Maybe some real car companies..........Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai....will come in and grab this mantle for the next half century or so.
Remember you own GM too as a tax payer. Why would you not want it to succeed and pay back the government and be a publically held company again. That is the plan you know. Pay BACK the governemtn and get them out of the way.
Moped open sounds better! LOL!!!
Buying their crap today is a direct support of this policy, and the stinking union employees.
Fine! But it is done and we could not stop it. They went bankrupt anyway. Buying GM is not supporting the Government. It is supporting GM who is trying to get OUT of their grasp. In the mean time that attitude will drive GM and all the workers into the ground. I live in Michigan. I do not want to see that. I want to see them prosperous again without government involvement. I have owned 5 Caveliers and they are a fine car. So spend you money on foreign stuff. That is really American.
BS, buying GM is supporting government Bailouts, and government regulated bankruptcies. It is against everything a conservative should stand for.
As a taxpayer, I own part of the local county jail but I don’t care to pay a sales call...
So you are going to cut off your nose to spite your face. If GM fails a lot of people (yes republicans too) will be out of business. What is done is done. We could not stop it. But lets support an American Car Company and help them get rid of the Government.
I am NOT supporting the bail out. But we have to deal with what is at the moment.
I think if you study the issue you will find that GM was already on the way to reshape the organization. They had a two teir wage scale in place. They got concessions from the Union including the ridding of the Jobs Bank. But the world wid recession kicked all of them in the butt. Including all foreign car companies. BUT they are still AMERICAN! And want to be a publically not government owned company.
Not cutting one thing off, I will never support bailout government motors.
How about the UAW Memorial Classic with Michael Moore as the handsome, congenial host. Wolf Blitzer can do color commentary next to Keith Olberman on the play by play
Ozero lives in a small comfort zone of his own mind...once we get inside his head with a few more bad polls and political set backs, the guy will become the incredible shrinking man.
“This will be a blow to Tigers portfolio.”
Maybe he will get an invite to have a beer with the illegitimate president.