Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in Farmingdale N.Y. has been selected to host the 101st PGA Championship in 2019, and 45th Ryder Cup in 2024. The dual announcement was made at Bethpage State Park, with Governor Andrew Cuomo in attendance.
Commenting on the announcement, PGA of America President Ted Bishop had the following to say:
“How fitting it is that we will be taking two of golf’s premier events to a state that was the site of our first PGA Championship and to a spectacular course whose design was influenced by one of golf’s most accomplished architects and a friend of The PGA of America… It is exciting that both the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup will come to New York, which is home to some of the most passionate and knowledgeable sports fans in the world.”
Governor Cuomo also shared a few words:
“New York is excited that Bethpage State Park and its spectacular Black Course will be hosting two of golf’s most acclaimed events, the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup… These major sporting events will provide a tremendous economic boost for Long Island and promote the beautiful Bethpage State Golf Course to the nation and the world. We look forward to welcoming spectators and television viewers worldwide to experience the best golf here in New York.”
Bethpage Black is a beast, measuring a cool 7,486 yards from the tips, and plays to a par of 71. The venue is fitting, and the stage is set. Can’t wait to take in these two amazing championships in 2019 and 2024. There’s no doubt both will be that much more memorable because of the track they will be played on… Bethpage Black.