The 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup is headed for Nassau County’s Bethpage State Park, the PGA and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.
The world-famous Black Course will play host to the big-time golf tournaments. It was the first public course to host to U.S. Open in 2009, and is scheduled to host The Barclays for the second time in 2016.
“This is a course that’s open to the public and is going to be the home to the most outstanding events,” Cuomo said on a press conference broadcast live on The Golf Channel this morning. “It couldn’t be a better day.”
Cuomo credited Larry Schwartz, his top aide, with bringing the tournaments to the state park course. The PGA Championship is one of four majors on the professional golf tour, while the Ryder Cup is a once-every-two-years tournament that pits a team of U.S. golfers against a European team.
The announcement comes after the PGA Championship was held at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, Monroe County, in August.