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Official: PGA, Ryder Cup Headed to Bethpage Black

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (September 17, 2013) - The PGA of America confirmed Tuesday morning what has been speculated for over a month now: the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup will head to the world famous Bethpage Black Course. 

At a press conference held at Bethpage State Park with New York State government officials and members of the media in attendance, PGA of America President Ted Bishop confirmed the rumors that have been swirling around the golfing community.

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"This is a culmination of a three and half year effort," Bishop said. "The Ryder Cup has become the Super Bowl of golf and has become one of the most exciting events in all of sports. It has brought the best and the worst out of players. This venue, this course, this city will take the Ryder Cup to a place it's never seen before."

Now famous for the two U.S. Opens it hosted in the past 11 years ('02 won by Tiger Woods and '09 won by Lucas Glover) and Barclays events (2012, 2016), the Black has also been the site of three Met Opens, eight MGA/MetLife Public Links Championships, one Ike Championship, and one Carey Cup Challenge. 

The vast layout and amphitheater setting around the greens could make for one of the more boisterous Ryder Cups in recent memory. And the U.S. could use all the help they can get, as they've fallen to the European side seven out of the last nine matches. 

2024 was the next available Ryder Cup date in the states, as Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., will host in 2016, followed by Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisc., in 2020. Bethpage joins Oak Hill Country Club (East) as the only club in New York to host a Ryder Cup.

This now sets up a string of major golfing events in the Met Area over the next 11 years:

  • 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur at Nassau Country Club
  • 2014 Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club
  • 2015 Barclays at Plainfield Country Club
  • 2016 Barclays at Bethpage Black
  • 2017 Barclays at Liberty National Golf Club
  • 2018 U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Golf Club
  • 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black
  • 2020 U.S. Open Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club (West)
  • 2024 Ryder Cup

"It doesn't get any more exciting than this," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "New York has a long history of golf. 1.5 million New Yorkers say they are regular golfers. It's our pleasure to be part of this. It's a significant boost to the entire region."

- A.J. Voelpel

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