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Plan proposes to move Houston Open to Memorial Park

HOUSTON – A plan being floated by some proposes to move the Houston Open golf tournament to Memorial Park next year.

The Golf Club of Houston, in Humble, has hosted the PGA Tour stop since 2003. Organizers said Wednesday that there was no future date set for the tournament at the club.

The event also failed to secure a title sponsor for the 2018 tournament in March.

If the tournament does move to Memorial Park, it would bring the event inside the city limits, which is something Mayor Sylvester Turner has said he would like to see.

The Houston Open has been played under several different names since 1946. 

Memorial Park last hosted the tournament in 1963.

The Houston Golf Associate and the PGA Tour released the following statement about the future of the tournament:

"The PGA Tour and the Houston Golf Association are collectively working toward securing a title sponsor and host facility starting in 2019. We are currently in discussions with a number of prospective companies and facilities with the end goal of securing the long-term future of a historic PGA Tour event that dates back to 1946."


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