Buick Helps Stranded Players


PGA Tour (75x100)As PGA Tour players sat stranded at various stops around the country in the wake of Tuesdays terrorist attacks, Buick offered to help get them home to be with loved ones.
One of the primary sponsors of the PGA Tour, Buick extended the use of courtesy cars to any player who might need one at the WGC - American Express Championship and the Tampa Bay Classic.
As all the airports were still closed, and no one was sure when they were going to open, we thought it was certainly the thing to do, said Jim McGovern, Director of Buick Golf Marketing.
When they get to where they are headed, we gave them an 800-number to call and a local dealer would pick the cars up.
While McGovern stated that it was the least they could do, many players graciously accepted the automobile giants generosity.
Jim Furyk and Mark Calcavecchia were just two of those who each jumped into a Buick from the WGC event in St. Louis.
Furyk proceeded to head off for his home and family in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., while Calcavecchia was destined for Phoenix, Ariz.
Each man is tentatively scheduled to compete at the now-pending Ryder Cup in England.
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