The latest on Minnesota's chances to land a PGA Tour event

Houston had until Friday to find a sponsor for its tournament.
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It will be at least two more weeks before Minnesota finds out if it'll land a PGA Tour event beginning in 2019. 

The PGA Tour coming to here became a realistic possibility Minnesota golf fans when John Feinstein of Golf Digest reported last month that the Twin Cities are "chomping at the bit" to host a PGA event at the Arnold Palmer-designed TPC Twin Cities course in Blaine, with 3M serving as the tourney's primary sponsor. 

The tour event is up for grabs because Houston has been unable to find a new sponsor for the Houston Open, which is typically held the week before the U.S. Open in June. 

Houston had until Friday to come up with a new sponsor and course for the event or risk losing it, and according to the Houston Chronicle they failed to do so. 

But in what appears to be a last-ditch effort, the Chronicle says Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has a group of 10-12 investors willing to cover the cost to keep a PGA event in Houston. 

Crane's proposal requests that the tournament move out of the pre-U.S. Open slot to a time in October when high temperatures in south Texas aren't so hot.

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Both the PGA Tour and organizers of the 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities have been tight-lipped about the situation, although a source tells BMTN that Minnesota is still in the mix to get the pre-U.S. Open tournament. 

Should it happen, it would mean the end of the Champions Tour event that has been held at the Arnold Palmer-designed course in Blaine every year since 1993, the last 25 of which have been dubbed the "3M Championship."

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