Houston golf-related donations top $2 M this year

The PGA Tour's Houston Open and the Houston Golf Association have generated $2,077,000 this year for city charities.

Association officials announced the total on Tuesday.

The Houston Golf Association has been funding youth-development programs since 1974. A total of $55.2 million has been donated to charities through the HGA — about $51.46 million since Shell Oil became the tournament's title sponsor in 1992.

The money benefits about 200 charities in the Houston area. The HGA raised $2,145,000 in 2010.

The Houston Open is the 10th oldest event on the tour schedule. Last year, Shell announced a 5-year extension of its tournament title agreement that will run through 2017.