HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) –
The Astros Gulf Foundation unveiled Wednesday that the Open Open of 2019 will run from October 7 to 13 at the Houston Golf Club.
This will be the last year that the tournament will take place at Houston Golf before finally moving to the renovated Memorial Park Golf Course in 2020.
Last week, Houston's city council approved the Astros Golf Foundation's proposal for $ 13.5 million in private financing for renovations.
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The renovations are also funded by Houston Astros owner Jim Crane and supported by the Memorial Park Conservancy.
"Our goal is to work hard and put together a first class tournament that will be considered one of the best of the Tour," Crane said. "This tournament will benefit the city of Houston in many ways, generating revenue for the business community and generating significant amounts of money every year for the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and First Grand Houston T-Shirt We appreciate the great support that has been received by many for this tournament, including Mayor Sylvester Turner, City Council, PGA Tour, Escalante Golf and the Memorial Park Conservancy. "
The championship game for the tournament will start on Thursday, October 10th and will end with the presentation of the championship trophy on Sunday, October 13th.
Pro-Am events and a junior golf event will be scheduled from Monday to Wednesday until Thursday's first round.
"The Houston Open will have a new look and a new feel," said Colby Callaway, director of the Houston Open tournament. "In addition to presenting an attractive course for golfers, we will also add new elements for our spectators, including musical entertainment and a hatchback area." And, the Houston Open will have a wallet ($ 7.5 million) that will make it the first fall event on the PGA Tour in the United States. "
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