Long-running PGA Tour event announces new sponsor for the next five years!

One of the longer running PGA Tour events will have a new sponsor for next season. 

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Thu, 1 Jun 2023
Long-running PGA Tour event announces new sponsor for the next five years!

One of the longer running events on the PGA Tour calendar has a new five-year sponsor and name, the tournament announced on Wednesday. 

The Astros Golf Foundation announced their partnership with the Texas Children's Hospital to become the title sponsor of the Texas-based event.

The tournament will now take on the name of Texas Children's Houston Open when it returns to the PGA Tour schedule for 2024.

After being held in the fall for the past few years, the tournament is returning to its original spring date for 2024 as the PGA Tour goes back to a calendar-year schedule from their previous wrap-around format. 

As a result, the tournament is not being played in 2023 and 2022 winner Tony Finau will have to wait until 2024 to defend his title. 

Finau won the tournament, which was played in November, by four strokes over Tyson Alexander for his fifth career PGA Tour win. 

“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 in a press release Wednesday. “This is great for the Houston Open, great for the City of Houston, and great for the many local charities that we support.”

Memorial Park Golf Course, located in Houston, Texas, will continue to host to the tournament. It's been the tournament venue since 2020. 

However, it had also previously been the tournament host a year after the inaugural event, in 1947. It was host again between 1951-1963.

After the Astros Golf Foundation's recent renovation, it returned to host duties in 2020. 

The tournament will return to the PGA Tour with its new name and sponsor from 25-31 March 2024

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