Jim Crane saves the Houston Open

Astros owner Jim Crane has saved the Houston Open according to the PGA Tour who announced that the event will return to the schedule next year in a new spot.

The Astros Foundation, along with several other local sponsors, agreed to a five-year deal to host the event that will continue to be played at the Golf Club of Houston for the foreseeable future.

“The event has always made a significant charitable 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,” Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement.

The date of the event will likely change. Some rumors had it moving to the week before the Masters to the week before the U.S. Open, but that would contrast with what Crane wants in slightly cooler weather in Houston.