The 2019 Houston Open returns to the PGA Tour with its new fall date this Thursday, October 10, at the Golf Club of Houston. The tournament will see a strong field including early winners Cameron Champ and Sebastián Muñoz as well as major-winner Henrik Stenson. The tournament is slated to play at the Golf Club of Houston for its 13th and final time before moving to the Memorial Park Golf Course in 2020.
The tournament dates back to 1946 with the first tournament hosted by River Oaks Country Club. The tournament was best known in recent years as the penultimate event before the Masters. It held this spot from 2007-2018 and provided high drama as experienced golfers used the event as a tune-up while hopefuls tried their best to grab the last ticket to the Masters guaranteed to the winner. With the reshuffling of the PGA Tour schedule, the event sat out the 2019 PGA Tour before unveiling its new fall slot for the 2019-2020 season. The tournament has many notable former champions, including inaugural champion Byron Nelson (runner-up Ben Hogan wasn’t a slouch either), Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Payne Stuart and Phil Mickelson. Vijay Singh and Curtis Strange have recorded the most wins with 3 apiece. The reigning champion is Ian Poulter.
2011 Champion Phil Mickelson. photo courtesy: Getty Images
There are many options for spectators looking to check out the Houston Open in person, starting with daily General Admission tickets between $44-$49.50, good-any-day tickets for $50, and weekly tickets for $150. Upgraded options are also available, including tickets to the Premier Cantina at 16 for $109. The Premier Cantina is located on the par-3 16th hole with shaded tiered seating and a patio with upgraded food, beverages and liquor ready for purchase. Also on the 16th hole is the Executive Suite, a shared bar and dining area sit above open-aired, stadium-style seating with complimentary food and beverages for $225. For an air-conditioned all-inclusive option, Club Crawford tickets are $300 and include a sports bar like atmosphere with an all-inclusive lunch buffet, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and a full service premium bar.
Television coverage is provided by the Golf Channel with the first two rounds being shown Thursday and Friday, 3-7pm ET. The final 2 rounds will be televised Saturday and Sunday, 4-7pm ET. Expanded coverage of select groups is available through NBC Sports golf streaming service PGA Tour Live on Thursday and Friday, 8:15am - 7pm ET. Radio coverage is provided by PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM satellite radio and streaming online at PGATour.com.