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Houston Open To Be Held From October 7 To 13

In 2020, the tournament will move to the renovated Memorial Park Golf Course.

The 2019 Houston Open will be held from October 7 to October 13 at the Golf Club of Houston.

The Astros Golf Foundation announced Wednesday that the 2019 Houston Open will be held from October 7 to October 13 at the Golf Club of Houston.

The tournament, which began in 1946, will be primarily underwritten by the Astros Foundation, per an agreement between the Foundation and the PGA Tour. The agreement is for five years, from 2019 until 2023.

In 2020, the tournament will move to the renovated Memorial Park Golf Course. The renovations started on January 10 and are overseen by golf course architect Tom Doak.

In the 2019 edition, the tournament will have a purse of $7.5 million which “will make it the premier fall event on the PGA TOUR in the U.S.A.,” according to Colby Callaway, director of the Houston Open.

The Astros Golf Foundation also unveiled the new logo of the tournament.

Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane said their goal is to “establish a first-class tournament that one day will be considered one of the best on Tour.”

Crane added the tournament will create revenue for Houston’s business community, as well, as for the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and for the First Tee of Greater Houston.

The Astros Golf Foundation will make minimum donations each year of $1.0 million to the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and $500,000 to the First Tee of Greater Houston, a non-profit organization that encourages youth to be active with the game of golf, via the PGA Tour.

 

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