Bethpage State Park to host Barclays in 2021, 2027
February 03, 2015
- February 03, 2015
- Bethpage last hosted The Barclays in 2012. (Jamie Squires/Getty Images)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Bethpage State Park’s Black Course will again host The Barclays professional golf tournament in 2021 and in 2027. Bethpage Black first held The Barclays in 2012 and the public golf course, located in Farmingdale, will again host the tournament in 2016. The Barclays is the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs.
“Bethpage State Park is one of the best public golf courses in the nation, and we are proud to welcome The Barclays back for two more tournaments," Governor Cuomo said. "We look forward to welcoming golfers and spectators to these world-class competitions and urge them to also experience all that Long Island has to offer."
Under Governor Cuomo's administration, New York has secured six significant professional golf tournaments to be held at state-owned courses. In 2012, Bethpage Black hosted 100,000 spectators to watch Nick Watney win The Barclays, and the organization is already scheduled to return for a four-day competition in August 2016. Additionally, Governor Cuomo last year announced an agreement with The PGA of America to bring the 2019 PGA Championship and 2024 Ryder Cup to the famously challenging course.
PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem said, “Today’s announcement continues this tournament’s stellar rotation of playing on some of the area’s best courses. I’d like to thank the New York State Parks Department, Governor Cuomo and Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey for their partnership over the years at Bethpage State Park, which now extends well past the next decade. 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, and we look forward to announcing additional venues in the rotation in the near future.”
Bethpage Black became the first publicly owned and operated course to host the U.S. Open in 2002 and hosted it again in 2009.
New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey said, “Bethpage Black has rightfully gained a reputation as a thrilling place to both play and watch great golf. I’m grateful to Governor Cuomo and the PGA TOUR for believing Bethpage State Park and its dedicated staff will host another great event and again demonstrate how the New York State park system is a national treasure.”