Hur­ri­cane Har­vey

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Be­cause of Hur­ri­cane

Har­vey, PGA Tour­ing Pro­fes­sional Chris Stroud was un­able to fly home to Spring, Texas, which is about 20 miles north of down­town Hous­ton, af­ter miss­ing the cut at The North­ern Trust.

He is about the only per­son who hasn't been in that house the last few days.

“We had 20 peo­ple come to my house, in­clud­ing kids. They have been there since last Fri­day. They made a ton of food. I have a gen­er­a­tor,” Stroud said on Wed­nes­day at the Dell Tech­nolo­gies Cham­pi­onship. “We were set up for this type of thing, and not think­ing we would ever use it like this, but ob­vi­ously it came in handy.”

Stroud said his fam­ily and home have es­caped any dam­age from the storm and his house has be­come an im­promptu shel­ter; even Stroud's truck, which he de­scribes as a “show truck” that's about 4 feet off the ground, has been use­ful in the flood­ing.

Stroud said his neigh­bour­hood re­ceived about 40 inches of rain and a tor­nado caused dam­age to nearby houses.

Stroud plans to do­nate $10,000 and 10 per­cent of his win­nings from TPC Boston to the re­lief ef­fort.

The PGA Tour and Dell Tech­nolo­gies also an­nounced on Wed­nes­day a do­na­tion of $250,000 to help those im­pacted by the storm.

Chris Stroud.

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