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Golfweek reports Buick Open will switch sponsors, sites next year (Death of GM continues)
ABC 12 ^ | 7/26/2009 | Joel Feick & Ryan Slocum

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: buick; generalmotors; golf; pga

1 posted on 07/26/2009 6:02:55 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Maybe they can get ACORN to sponsor it. They have plenty of government funds.


2 posted on 07/26/2009 6:05:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tobyhill
"From a perception standpoint, you can't lay off all those people and then sponsor a golf tournament."

Oh, but you can introduce your own line of cheesy perfume and keep your lobbyist spending at nearly 100 percent of prior rates.

3 posted on 07/26/2009 6:07:07 AM PDT by Jagman (You comport, We deride!)
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To: tobyhill

” “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.”


4 posted on 07/26/2009 6:07:47 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: Venturer

ACORN can team up with the Cash For Clunkers Program and supply all the golfers with the loaner vehicles.


5 posted on 07/26/2009 6:11:06 AM PDT by tobyhill (The Communist are here)
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To: tobyhill

all your buick belong to us tax payers.

buicks sux, dude.


6 posted on 07/26/2009 6:11:42 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: tobyhill

I thought they were going to re-name it “The Obama Motors Open”


7 posted on 07/26/2009 6:12:41 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gots to worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gots to buy no gas...Obama gonna take care o' me!")
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To: tobyhill

sponsrships is a form of advertising and its not like they NEED to sell cars anymore if they keep getting government funds


8 posted on 07/26/2009 6:13:01 AM PDT by GeronL (Guilty of the crime of deviationism.)
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To: CodeToad

Yep! GM is bowing to every Libs wish.


9 posted on 07/26/2009 6:13:42 AM PDT by tobyhill (The Communist are here)
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To: ken21

I’m sure the tournament will find a vehicle sponsor. GM just continues to seal their own dismal fate.


10 posted on 07/26/2009 6:15:57 AM PDT by tobyhill (The Communist are here)
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To: tobyhill

This will be a blow to Tiger’s portfolio.


11 posted on 07/26/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: tobyhill

No moe GM in my garage.


12 posted on 07/26/2009 6:28:24 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


13 posted on 07/26/2009 6:44:58 AM PDT by JoenTX (do it lo)
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To: JoenTX
GM should have taken a long hard strike back in 1980 or so. Their products were junk in those days, so they wouldn't have been missed from the marketplace. perhaps they could have avoided the hellhole they're in now by applying some pushback to the UAW.
GM's problems came as the result of GM's board. No discipline, no attitude of an owner, just roll over and take it with Ford and Chrysler because the contracts were the same. The executives got nice paychecks and bonuses for avoiding a strike. They should have been fired by the board.
14 posted on 07/26/2009 6:57:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


15 posted on 07/26/2009 6:57:28 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: tobyhill

Moped open sounds better! LOL!!!


16 posted on 07/26/2009 7:01:24 AM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: 70th Division
Simple, there is no way in hell do I support bailouts, and taken over of private companies, and mother government picking winners and loser. I will not never ever buy a GM product, and will ridicule any and everyone I can that drives one.

Buying their crap today is a direct support of this policy, and the stinking union employees.

17 posted on 07/26/2009 7:05:23 AM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: org.whodat

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.


18 posted on 07/26/2009 7:10:25 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: 70th Division

BS, buying GM is supporting government Bailouts, and government regulated bankruptcies. It is against everything a conservative should stand for.


19 posted on 07/26/2009 7:19:39 AM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: 70th Division

As a taxpayer, I own part of the local county jail but I don’t care to pay a sales call...


20 posted on 07/26/2009 7:19:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: org.whodat

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.


21 posted on 07/26/2009 7:22:37 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


22 posted on 07/26/2009 7:25:25 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: org.whodat
The little woman has a Cadillac, but it's leaving shortly. I own four, ford vehicles.
23 posted on 07/26/2009 7:27:16 AM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: 70th Division

Not cutting one thing off, I will never support bailout government motors.


24 posted on 07/26/2009 7:29:06 AM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: traditional1

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


25 posted on 07/26/2009 7:29:18 AM PDT by Artie (Why are methadone addicts the happiest people on earth?)
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To: 70th Division
I do wish them well. As a onetime Chevy man (I think I've owned 15 or 16 Chevrolets) I like to think they'll get their house in order but since the UAW owns a substantial piece of the operation, I'm not exactly sanguine about the outcome of their story.
26 posted on 07/26/2009 7:32:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: org.whodat
I guess the Ozero found out that Tiger has not been very supportive of his activities up to appearing at the inauguration festivities and putting on a pro military event.

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.

Vince

27 posted on 07/26/2009 7:46:34 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: org.whodat
BS, buying GM is supporting government Bailouts, and government regulated bankruptcies. It is against everything a conservative should stand for.

Exactly right.

28 posted on 07/26/2009 3:03:17 PM PDT by Logophile
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To: taillightchaser

“This will be a blow to Tiger’s portfolio.”

Maybe he will get an invite to have a beer with the illegitimate president.


29 posted on 07/26/2009 4:35:59 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Quick justice for the senseless killing of Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Crutchfield.)
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