Bethpage Black, long considered one of the top public golf courses in the nation, will play host to five PGA tournaments in the next decade and beyond after once again luring The Barclays tournament to the challenging, sprawling course.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that Bethpage Black, the most challenging of the five courses at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, will be the destination of The Barclays tournament in 2021 and 2027. The event, which kicks off the PGA Tour Playoffs, will also be played at Bethpage Black in 2016. The site will also host the PGA Championship in 2019 and Ryder Cup in 2024.
“Bethpage State Park is one of the best public golf courses in the nation, and we are proud to welcome The Barclays back for two more tournaments,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming golfers and spectators to these world-class competitions and urge them to also experience all that Long Island has to offer.”
The Barclays was last played at Bethpage Black in 2012. The course has become a favorite among PGA professionals who seem to embrace the raucous crowds that meet each player at every hole—a stark contrast to the more restrained crowds at courses across the country.
With Long Island favorite Phil Mickelson getting up their in age (he’ll be 51 in 2021 and 57 in 2027), fans may have to find other top players to align themselves.
“We’re thrilled to bring the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs to such a well-respected and challenging course again in 2021 and 2027,” PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said.