Byline: Mark Snyder
Jun. 27--GRAND BLANC -- Tiger Woods remains a fixture at the Buick Open.
The defending champion's face is on the media guide and courtesy vans. His logo is on hats worn by spectators around the Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club course. A virtual version of Woods was even scheduled to make an appearance at Detroit's River Days this week for photo ops.
Woods was everywhere but on the course, taking the week off to be with wife Elin and their first child, daughter Sam Alexis Woods, born June 18.
His fellow tour pros don't blame him for missing this week's tournament, which begins Thursday. After all, many of them have …