Golf World Spends Big Towards Houston Recovery
Golfers from the Lone Star state and across the US opened their wallets this week to donate money to the relief effort after the US’ fourth-largest city and nearby coastline endured the devastation of the Category 4 hurricane and its subsequent record-setting rainfall that has killed 33 deaths as of Friday.
Chris Stroud, a resident of Spring, TX, located north of Houston, had 20 people staying at his home this week after they were displaced by the flooding that basically shut the city of 3 million down from Saturday through Wednesday.
Stroud announced he would donate $10,000 and 10% of his earnings this week to the relief efforts. The Barracuda Open, which he won earlier this year, announced it would match that donation.
The PGA Tour will donated $250,000 and Dell, this week’s sponsor, which is headquartered in Austin, about two hours from Houston, pledged $500,000.