ASTROS GOLF FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES DATES FOR 2024 HOUSTON OPEN
MAY 2, 2023
HOUSTON, Texas –The Astros Golf Foundation announced today that the 2024 Houston Open will be played March 25-31, 2024 at Memorial Park Golf Course.
The event, which was most recently played in November 2022 and won by World No. 11 Tony Finau, will return to a spring date for the first time since 2018. As the PGA TOUR returns to a calendar-year schedule in 2024, the Houston Open will not be held in 2023.
“There couldn’t be a better date for the Houston Open in 2024. We’re positioned to have the best field that the Houston Open has ever seen and will be nationally televised on NBC in the spring,” said Astros Golf Foundation President Giles Kibbe. “This is great for the Houston Open, great for the City of Houston, and great for the many local charities that we support.”
The PGA TOUR’s Houston Open is the single largest fundraiser for the Astros Foundation and it also benefits the City of Houston, the Memorial Park Conservancy, the First Tee of Greater Houston and countless local charities.
“The Houston Open, a legacy PGA TOUR event dating back to 1946, has all the ingredients of a premier PGA TOUR event: a true competitive test in Memorial Park Golf Course, an engaged fan base, and a commitment to better the community, led by the Astros Golf Foundation,” said PGA TOUR President and EVP Tyler Dennis. “We look forward to the Houston Open’s return to spring and the impact it will have on our 2024 FedExCup season.”
The Houston Open was first played in 1946 and has been won by golf ’s greats including Texas-native Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Payne Stewart and Fred Couples. Memorial Park Golf Course hosted the Houston Open for the first time in 1947 and again from 1951-1963 before returning as host in 2020 after a major renovation led by the Astros Golf Foundation.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said, “The return of the Houston Open to the City of Houston and to the PGA TOUR’s spring schedule is something I have advocated for and supported since I became Mayor. The fact that it happened so quickly must be credited to Astros owner Jim Crane and is a testament to what can be accomplished by a true public and private partnership and this community’s support of the Astros Golf Foundation, which raised $34 million to renovate the Memorial Park Golf Course and improve its facilities.
“The City has worked very closely with Jim and the Astros to turn the Memorial Park Golf Course into one of the best municipal golf courses in the country that is worthy of a PGA TOUR event and a great place for all Houstonians to play.”
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