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All eyes — from the outside golf world and also those of Long Islanders — will once again be on Tiger Woods, the current betting favorite and winner of the 2002 U.S. Open held at Bethpage Black.
The majority of poorly timed, out of place shrieks and chants were committed by one particular demographic: young people. This is important to note because, whether golf wants to recognize it or not, the sport desperately needs to attract the interest of millennials to keep the industry alive.
“The crowds are crazy, but they’re awesome. You don’t go to golf tournaments very often and hear chants," the tournament's winner said. "You can feed off of that energy that’s going on, then when people are starting to heckle you, you can try and prove them wrong."
Among those in attendance were golf fans of all ages—including some youngsters who were pumped to get their first chance at watching the pros up close. Seated atop golf’s pinnacle are Aussie Jason Day, 23-year-old phenome Jordan Spieth, and five-time major champion and fan favorite Phil Mickelson.
Many of the world’s best professional golfers are descending on Long Island when The Barclays, a tournament on the PGA Tour, returns to the famed Bethpage Black Course next week. Excitement for the fourth PGA Tour appearance at Bethpage State Park has been building among local golf purists who relish in the chance to see the best in their sport play up close. And the professionals themselves agree—playing Bethpage Black is an awesome experience.
“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 Championship and the Ryder Cup tournaments will also provide a tremendous boost to the Long Island economy."