Astros owner takes control of Houston Open

6/12/2018 11:07:42 AM

The Houston Open is moving to the fall on the PGA Tour under the guidance of Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.

The PGA Tour announced Tuesday the Astros Foundation will be the host organization that runs the tournament when the Houston Open returns to the schedule in the fall of 2019. The Houston Golf Association had run the tournament since 1946.

The purse will be $7.5 million.

That means the Houston Open will not be on the schedule for next season, which starts in October. The last time it wasn"t part of the PGA Tour schedule was in 1969, Houston hosted the U.S. Open.

The move to the fall paves the way for Minnesota to take Houston"s spot in the main portion of the schedule next summer.