BUICK SIGNS GOGEL AND BERGANIO FOR 2003
DETROIT -Buick has signed Matt Gogel and David Berganio
Jr. to new one-year sponsorship agreement's for the 2003 season.
Both players will wear a Buick hat at all PGA Tour events
and make appearances on behalf of the company.
"We expect Matt and David to take their game up to another
level in 2003," said Larry Peck, golf marketing manager
for Buick. "They are quality individuals who have done
a great job representing Buick. We think they both have a
bright future on the PGA Tour."
Gogel, 32, is in his third year as a Buick touring professional.
He earned his first PGA Tour victory (AT&T Pebble Beach
National Pro-Am) in 2002 and went over the million dollar
mark in yearly earnings for the first time. In 2001, he earned
$729,783 while recording four top-10 finishes and seven top-25
Berganio, 34, got off to a fast start in 2002 with a second
place finish at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He earned $573,151
for the year and went over the million dollar mark in career
earnings ($1,509,832). In 2001, Berganio recorded six top-25
finishes, including four top-10's. He is now in his seventh
year as a Buick touring pro.
Now in its fifth decade of PGA Tour sponsorship, Buick is
title-sponsor of three PGA Tour events: The Buick Invitational
(February 10-16), Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, Calif.;
the Buick Classic (June 16-22), Westchester Country Club,
Harrison, N.Y.; and the Buick Open (July 28-Aug. 3), Warwick
Hills Golf & Country Club, Grand Blanc, Mich.
The official car of the PGA Tour since 1984, Buick has a
marketing partnership with Tiger Woods and sponsorship agreements
with golf instructor Butch Harmon and PGA Tour professionals
Matt Gogel and David Berganio Jr. In 2002, Buick became the
official car of the PGA of America and assumed title-sponsorship
of the Buick Scramble, the world's largest amateur golf tournament
with approximately 100,000 participants annually. Through
its PGA Tour events, which are each televised nationally,
Buick has donated more than $26 million to local charities
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