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PGA Championship, Ryder Cup to visit Bethpage Black in N.Y.

September 18, 2013|By David Wharton
  • Bethpage Black will host the 2019 PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup in 2024.
Bethpage Black will host the 2019 PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup in 2024. (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images )

The golf world is currently focused on the Tour Championship in Atlanta, but there is also news from New York this week, where officials announced that Bethpage Black will host the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup.

The Long Island venue has long been known as "The People's Country Club" and has previously hosted the Barclays and two U.S. Opens.

Those events could pale in comparison to the combination of an international competition and a rowdy New York crowd.

"This venue, this course, this city, is going to take the Ryder Cup to a place that it has never been before," PGA of America President Ted Bishop said.

Players have repeatedly suggested playing the Cup at Bethpage, Bishop said. He recalled Rickie Fowler musing: "Can you imagine what a great home-field advantage and how intimidating a Bethpage Black Ryder Cup would be?"

Though the course — one of several at Bethpage State Park — has been around since 1936, it did not host its first major tournament until 2002, when Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open there.

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