Houston, Texas (KTRK) – After changing dates and the golf course, the Houston Open seems to have changed course for the better.
On Wednesday, the Astros Golf Foundation and the PGA Tour announced that Texas Children’s, the nation’s largest children’s and women’s health system headquartered in Houston, will be the title sponsor of the Houston Open in a new five-year agreement, beginning in 2024 and extending through 2028. It learned. ABC13 reported that the deal would be worth $13 million annually.
Texas Children’s Championship at Houston Open He will return to the PGA Tour’s FedExCup schedule in the spring of 2024.
“We are excited to announce our partnership with Texas Kids as title sponsor of the Houston Open,” said Jim Crane, owner and chairman of the Houston Astros. “We could not have asked for a better partner as we continue our mission of giving back to the greater Houston community. Aligning their values with the efforts of our Astros Golf Foundation provides a special opportunity for both organizations to continue to give back to our community, to grow the game of golf, and to provide a platform to help those They desperately need it.”
The Texas Children’s Open in Houston, most recently held in November 2022 and won by world No. 12 golfer Tony Finau, will return to its spring date, March 25-31, 2024, for the first time since 2018. As the PGA Tour returns to its calendar year schedule in 2024, and the event will not be held in 2023.
“As we begin our 70th Anniversary, Texas Kids is incredibly proud to extend our longstanding partnership with Jim Crane, the Houston Astros, and the Astros Golf Foundation as title sponsor of the Houston Open,” Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children’s, said. “We are so excited to be a part of such a huge sporting event and want to thank Jim and his team for everything they’ve done to make this dream a reality. We can’t wait to see the incredible impact the Texas Kids Houston Open will have in the city of Houston.”
The Crane-led Astros Golf Foundation has served as the event’s host organization since 2018. The Astros Golf Foundation has completed a $34 million renovation Memorial Park Golf Course The tournament has been hosted in the heart of the city since 2020.
“On behalf of the PGA Tour, we are grateful to Texas Children for their commitment to one of the tour’s heritage events at the Houston Open, a tournament that dates back to 1946,” said PGA Tour President Tyler Dennis. “The Houston Open has played a significant role in shaping PGA Tour history through its competitive pedigree with golfing greats who have played and won the event as well as an unwavering commitment to community improvement. This partnership between the Astros Golf Foundation and Texas Kids has the opportunity to take the tournament to new heights, particularly in Her ability to impact the lives of families in Houston and throughout Texas.”
The PGA Tour’s Houston Open is the Astros’ largest fundraiser, which also benefits the City of Houston, Memorial Park Conservancy, First Tee of Greater Houston, and countless local charities. The Houston Open was first played in 1946 and has been won by golf legends, including Byron Nelson of Texas, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Payne Stewart, and Fred Cobbles. Memorial Park Golf Course first hosted the Houston Open in 1947 and again from 1951 to 1963, before returning as host in 2020 after a major renovation led by the Astros Golf Foundation.
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