Bethpage Black, the brawny Long Island layout that has played host to two recent US Opens, will be the site of a Ryder Cup and a PGA Championship, Golfweek has learned.
The 2024 Ryder Cup and the 2019 PGA will be held at Bethpage Black, ranked No. 21 on Golfweek's Best Classic list, according to sources close to the negotiations. The announcement was expected to occur Aug. 13.
Bethpage Black, the 1935 A.W. Tillinghast design in Farmingdale, generated massive crowds for the 2002 and 2009 US Opens, won by Tiger Woods and Lucas Glover, respectively.
Ted Bishop, the PGA of America's president, would not confirm Bethpage's status as a future major-championship site but he did talk about metropolitan New York as a premier golf stage.
"I think taking a major sporting event like the Ryder Cup to what I would arguably say is the greatest sports city in the United States in New York would be a phenomenal combination," Bishop said from Oak Hill Country Club, site of the PGA Championship. "...