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August 13, 2013

Bethpage to get '24 Ryder Cup, '19 PGA Championship

Posted at 11:09 AM by Scooby Axson | Categories: Bethpage Black, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Ted Bishop

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The 2024 Ryder Cup and the 2019 PGA Championship will be held at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., according to Golf Week.

Bethpage Black, No. 36 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Golf Courses in the World, previously hosted the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens.

“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,” Ted Bishop, the PGA of America’s president, said. “It’s a mammoth venue, and you’ve got a lot of possibilities for infrastructure and being able to handle crowds and the stadium-golf concept. I could give you 100 reasons why I think Bethpage certainly is very high on our radar as it relates to a Ryder Cup.”

Even though the PGA has not made an offical announcement, Bishop said the Bethpage news wasn't leaked by the organization.

“The PGA of America would not make any kind of a major announcement that would upstage any of one of our major championship partners or the PGA Tour, it’s not the right way to do things," Bishop told the Back 9 Network Radio. "I am insulted that anyone would think that.”

Phil Mickelson finished second both times the U.S. Open were last held at Bethpage and said recently that it would be an incredible idea to have the Ryder Cup there. Next year's Ryder Cup will be held September 26–28 at Glenagles Scotland. 

“I think that will give the U.S. side a distinct advantage,” he said. “I love it. I’ve been quietly hoping it would go there for years. It’s a perfect site.”

 

(Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

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