Baseball and golf will collide in Texas for the next five years, as the Astros Foundation, led by Houston Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane, will serve as the host organization and event operator for the PGA Tour's Houston Open.
The organizations announced their deal on Tuesday, which will begin with the 2019 event at the Golf Club of Houston and run through the 2023 season.
"Our team is committed to the continued growth of the Houston Open and making a positive impact in the city of Houston," Crane said in a statement. "The Astros Foundation has always committed to giving back to our community. The funds raised through this tournament will allow us to continue our commitment to serving the people within our country and city and help improve our parks."
The Houston Open has been around for more than 70 years, and previous winners include Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Fred Couples, and Phil Mickelson.
"The PGA Tour has a rich history in Houston dating back to 1946, and we're thrilled to share this great news today regarding the Houston Open," PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said. "The event has always made a significant impact by virtue of tremendous partners and outstanding community support, and thanks to the Astros Foundation and Jim Crane, these works including support of the First Tee of Greater Houston will continue."
The event's long-term future had been in jeopardy with no title sponsor for the past two seasons, but with Crane's backing, it appears the tournament is in good hands going forward.