Reports: Bethpage Black to Host 2019 PGA, 2024 Ryder Cup
By Torleif Sorenson on 8/13/13

As reported by Golfweek, the famous Black Course at Bethpage State Park will host the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup Matches. Speculation about these two events going to the famous A.W. Tillinghast design actually began in 2011 — and PGA of America president Ted Bishop isn't confirming it, he isn't denying it, either.

Interestingly, he wasn't focused so much on the idea of the PGA at Bethpage nearly as much as the Ryder Cup:
"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. "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."
At first glance, it seems a shame to have to wait 11 more years of our all-too-short lives to witness a Ryder Cup at Bethpage. But the next four Matches already have their venues decided:
2014:    Gleneagles Resort, Auchterarder, Scotland

2016:    Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota

2018:    Le Golf National, Guyancourt, France

2020:    Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin

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falcon50driver says:
I have to laugh at that silly sign. WOOOO EXTREMELY DIFFICULT, HIGHLY SKILLED.
bducharm says:
@falcon - have you played the Black course? I was lucky enough to get on there a few years back. I saw your handicap is about a 12 - I would bet you quite a bit of money you wouldn't break 100 from the tips.
Trip says:
I love on Long Island, and it's interesting how this sign was meant to dissuade hackers from playing the black, but in reality, it attracts them.
legitimatebeef says:
I only heard of him the other day but that Ted Bishop is really getting on my nerves. First, he sent out a gloating chest-beating twitter in which he took full credit for Furyk & Dufner playing their final PGAC round in < 4hrs. Now this BS about New York being the greatest sports city. Talk about a brainlessly cliched attempt to pander. Ted Bishop. He stinks of BS. Does he really not have any higher ups to answer to? Because he should be blocked from accessing any kind of media. IE he needs to shut his annoying trap.
legitimatebeef says:
NYC is an awful sports town. Jets, Giants, Yankees, Knicks fans are the worst. The worst. And how can you call a city a sports town when nobody here actually plays sports? Shopping is not a sport. NY'ers are some of the most uncoordinated, un- sporting people you will find in any major city.
legitimatebeef says:
I need to take my meds.
legitimatebeef says:
Just kidding, I don't take meds.
jasonfish11 says:
Two of those teams you mentioned dont play sports in NY
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