Farmingdale, New York (July 13, 2018) – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, along with representatives from New York State Parks, the Town of Oyster Bay and Discover Long Island, welcomed PGA Championship Director Scott Reid and his staff to Bethpage State Park in advance of next year’s PGA Championship.
The official Ribbon Cutting ceremony took place outside the PGA’s temporary on-site offices at Bethpage, and was attended by numerous local representatives and regional news outlets.
“It’s expected that 1,800 temporary, full-time and part-time jobs will be created along with 100 million dollars in economic generation as a result of the Championship,” said County Executive Laura Curran as she addressed the crowd.
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This will be the first PGA Championship held on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park and the 13th conducted in the state of NY; more than any other state. Next year’s PGA Championship will be played May 13-19, marking the tournament’s official move from August to May as a result of a larger shift in the professional golf calendar.
In 2024, the PGA of America will return to Bethpage once again to conduct golf’s preeminent team competition, the Ryder Cup. This will be the first Ryder Cup held in greater New York Metro since 1935.
Those interested in volunteering or attending the Championship as a spectator can visit PGAChampionship.com to learn more about volunteer and ticket registration.