REIGNING TOURNAMENT CHAMPION TONY FINAU COMMITS TO 2024 TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOUSTON OPEN
FEBRUARY 6, 2024
HOUSTON, Texas - PGA TOUR star Tony Finau, the most recent tournament champion, is committed to play in the 2024 Texas Children’s Houston Open.
The 2024 Texas Children’s Houston Open is set for March 25-31 at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston.
Finau will look to hang onto his crown as he won the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open in November 2022 by four strokes. As the PGA TOUR returned to a calendar-year schedule in 2024, the event was not held in 2023. The victory was the fifth PGA TOUR win of his career and third in a hot seven-start stretch of his career. The Lehi, Utah, native held at least a share of the lead after each of the first three rounds, including a four-stroke lead entering the final round. He led the field in driving accuracy (39-of-52) and birdies with 22.
For his career, Finau has garnered six PGA TOUR wins and overall has 31 top five finishes. In addition to winning the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open, Finau has won the 2023 Mexico Open at Vidanta, the 2022 3M Open, the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic, the 2021 THE NORTHERN TRUST and his first career win came at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach. He was a part of the 2019 and 2022 Presidents Cup teams, and the 2018 and 2020 Ryder Cup teams.
So far in 2024, Finau has competed in four tournaments, making the cut in all four. His highest finish of the season so far was at the Farmers Insurance Open on Jan. 27, 2024, where he finished tied for sixth after finishing 10 under. He is currently ranked 23rd in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR).
Additional players that commit to the Houston Open will be announced as they are confirmed in the upcoming weeks.
General Admission tickets are now available for purchase, granting access to anywhere on the grounds that is open to the public. Fans can enjoy tournament viewing across all 18 holes, including several bleacher seating areas. Good Any Day tickets will give fans the ability to choose one of the four days of the tournament to attend (Thursday-Sunday) for $60. There are also Pick Your Day general admission tickets available, with prices that vary from $45 to $55.
The Venue Hopper daily pass is also available, which includes access to three premium venues at the most exciting holes on the course, plus all-inclusive food and non-alcoholic drinks for $149.
For more information single-day tickets, visit tchouopen.com/tickets.
ABOUT TEXAS CHILDREN’S
Texas Children’s, a nonprofit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The system includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston.
The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; Texas Children’s Pediatrics, the largest pediatric primary care network in the country; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org.
ABOUT THE ASTROS GOLF FOUNDATION
The Astros Golf Foundation was formed in 2018 after Houston Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane agreed to take control of the long-standing Houston Open tournament. The Astros Golf Foundation was established with three key objectives: to ensure that the PGA TOUR event remained in Houston; to bring the tournament back to its glory and into the heart of the city; to provide much-needed resources and funds to the citizens and community of Houston through park improvements, charitable fundraising, and investment in youth programs.
The Astros Golf Foundation’s goal is to make the Houston Open a premier tournament on tour by engaging more fans, creating memorable experiences beyond the game of golf, enticing a competitive field of elite golfers to compete annually, and delivering up to $90 million annually in a positive economic impact to the city of Houston.
To bring the course up to PGA TOUR standards and provide the improvements for the general public to enjoy, in January of 2019, the Astros Golf Foundation began work on a $34 million renovation of the Memorial Park Golf Course and related facilities. World renowned golf course architect Tom Doak oversaw the renovation with consultation from golf superstar Brooks Koepka. In 2020, for the first time in 57 years, the Houston Open was held in the heart of Houston at Memorial Park Golf Course.
In addition to completely rebuilding the golf course, the renovation included the creation of an environmentally sustainable water re-use and irrigation system that utilizes captured storm water for golf course irrigation, a re-designed and expanded driving range with a two-tiered hitting structure, a new maintenance facility, construction of a short course for First Tee participants, a new STEM education center for kids, and a new tennis complex.
As stewards of the Houston Open, Jim Crane and the Astros Golf Foundation are committed to growing the Houston Open, celebrating the game of golf, and serving the community and the people of Houston.