April 12, 2023 -- Please attribute the following statement to Mayor Sylvester Turner.
"The return of the Houston Open to the City of Houston and to the PGA Tour's Spring Schedule is something I have advocated for and supported since I became Mayor. The fact that it happened so quickly must be credited to Astros owner Jim Crane and is a testament to what can be accomplished by a true public and private partnership and this community's support of the Astros Golf Foundation, which raised $34 million to renovate the Memorial Park Golf Course and improve its facilities.
"The City has worked very closely with Jim and the Astros to turn the Memorial Park Golf Course into one of the best municipal golf courses in the country that is worthy of a PGA Tour event and a great place for all Houstonians to play.
"This is a very good day for Houston. Having the Houston Open in prime-time on national TV will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the City of Houston and the great things that have been done throughout Memorial Park."