• Mar 10, 2008

Our favorite 32-year-old Buick ambassador, Tiger Woods, wants to carry your clubs. That's right, the world's greatest golfer wants to be your caddy. The humbling act is all part of Buick's new "Tee-Off with Tiger" online contest kicking off today.

Each time Woods plays a PGA tournament, entrants will attempt to guess his score for each of four 18-hole rounds. The person who guesses closest will win his actual tournament Buick (it will be slightly used, as Tiger will have put a few miles on it between the hotel and the greens - let's just hope his cleats were clean) for that event. At the end of the season, the top 10 closest entrants from each tournament will be placed in a pool, and a single winner will be chosen for the Grand Prize. The lucky individual, and a companion, will enjoy coach class airfare to La Jolla, California to play at Torrey Pines where Woods will serve as a personal caddy for nine holes.

You have to be 18 years of age and hold a valid driver's license to enter, though you need not possess any golf skills. Says Tiger, "I'm looking forward to sharing some golf tips, maybe a few jokes and certainly a lot of laughs." Nevertheless, we're sure by day's end the greatest golfer of all time (yeah, we said it) will tire of hearing the word "mulligan" and watching plumes of sand erupt from the traps.

[Source: General Motors]



PRESS RELEASE

Who's Your Caddy? If You Win Buick Contest, It Could Be Tiger Woods

DETROIT – Buick, the premium international automotive brand of General Motors, is giving one lucky person an exclusive opportunity to play golf alongside Tiger Woods, the world's top golfer. Only this time, Woods will serve as the winner's personal caddy in Buick's new "Tee-Off with Tiger" online contest that begins today and runs through Sept. 28, 2008.

Contestants who register at www.teeoffwithtiger.com will have an opportunity to vie for the grand prize to partner with Woods or to win a high-end collectible only Buick can provide: Woods' personal Buick vehicle – driven by the golf phenom himself – at several tournaments in which he competes during the promotion window. Every Buick vehicle Woods drives will come with a Tiger Woods autographed plaque, which is authenticated by Upper Deck.

"This is going to be as much fun for me as it is for the winners," said Woods. "I'm looking forward to sharing some golf tips, maybe a few jokes and certainly a lot of laughs," he said.

To participate, entrants record their scorecard predictions for each of 18 holes Woods plays during four rounds of golf at each tournament he competes in, during the promotion period. If the contestant chooses not to pick the scores for a specific round, an "auto-fill" option is available. If this feature is selected, random, computer-generated scores will be assigned to each hole for that round.

The entrant who best guesses the most holes closest to Woods' actual score for that particular tournament will win Woods' Buick. The top 10 entrants from each tournament will become finalists and be placed in a pool. From that pool, the grand prize winner will be drawn.

The grand prize winner will receive two round-trip, coach airfare tickets to La Jolla, Calif., site of the 2008 Buick Invitational and U.S. Open, two nights' hotel accommodations, golf merchandise and more. Woods will serve as the winner's personal caddy for nine holes on Mon., Oct. 20 at Torrey Pines in La Jolla.

Buick's "Tee-Off with Tiger" promotion also features several instant-win prizes for each tournament in which Woods competes. Participants have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to either Nike Golf or the PGA Tour Superstore while navigating through vehicle tours at www.teeoffwithtiger.com. Prizes are selected randomly.

Participants in Buick's "Tee-Off with Tiger" promotion must be U.S. residents 18 years of age or older with a valid driver's license as of the date of entry. Entrants need only register once and can participate each time Woods competes in tournaments during the promotion window. To register, or for more details, visit www.teeoffwithtiger.com.


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  • 11 Comments
      • 6 Years Ago
      Torrey Pines? I live right there. :-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the "Win Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth for a weekend" contest from the 60s...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does anyone have a link to a site that shows the sales numbers with Mr. Woods as spokesperson for this "thing" of a vehicle? I really wonder if his name on this "Buick" really makes people buy it more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm pretty bad at golf, but I can't imagine how bad I'd be with Tiger Woods watching my swing.

      And I'd rather play 18 holes with him instead of having him carry my clubs for 9. It just wouldn't feel right to make him do that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if Woods really drives a Buick during his down time?
        • 6 Years Ago
        If GM gave him one, maybe. I imagine he has some sort of contractual obligations. For example, he must drive one to Buick sponsored events.

        But as a daily driver?! I can't imagine someone with Tiger Woods money driving a Buick on the daily. The man has enough money to buy Mars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ienjoy watching tiger play the game of golf.I hope he breaks all of golfs records
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Oops, looks like I knocked the clubs over again! Pick 'em up, would you Tiger? Thanks... that's nice.... Oh,... oh.... happened again.... I'm sorry man. You mind picking them up again? Tiger.... pick them up!!!" It'd go something like that. j/k .... "Oh, hey Tiger, look over there. Agh, oops, sooorrry. I'm just playing with ya... now pick em up again!!!... useless."
      • 6 Years Ago
      When you are that good, you can caddie for hackers and not feel it is beneath you. an you imagine Jack or Arnie in their heyday caddying for someone?
      • 6 Years Ago
      this is pretty cool for a golfer... imagine telling people, "yea tiger caddied for me"

      can you imagine the pack of reporters that follow you for 18 holes?