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Ryder Cup heads to New York in 2024

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Bethpage Black in New York will play host to the 2024 Ryder Cup as well as the 101st US PGA Championship in 2019 after the PGA of America reached an agreement with governor Andrew Cuomo. 

The Black course is one of five within the state park on Long Island and is one of the most popular venues across the Atlantic, hosting the US Open five years ago where Lucas Glover secured his maiden major title and only one to date.

Rory McIlroy will also be happy with the news, having won their two years ago at The Barclays during the season-ending FedEx Cup playoffs in a brilliant year for the Northern Irishman.

At just over 7,400 yards long, both the American and European team will need their longest hitters to have any success at a course notoriously unforgiving for the shorter player. 

The public course - the first of its kind to host the US Open - originally opened in 1936, designed by Albert Warren Tillingharst. 

The President of the PGA of America, Ted Bishop, was delighted with the decision.

He told reporters: "How fitting it is that we will be taking two of golf's premier events to a state that was the site of our first PGA Championship and to a spectacular course whose design was influenced by one of golf's most accomplished architects and a friend of The PGA of America.

"It is exciting that both the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup will come to New York, which is home to some of the most passionate and knowledgeable sports fans in the world."

The 2019 US PGA Championship will be the 13th time New York has hosed the last major of the year, including the inaugural competition of 1916 at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville. 

Five years later in 2024, it will become only the second course in the state to have hosted the Ryder Cup after Oak Hills East Course was chosen in 1995. Europe - just like they have the last two occasions - triumphed by a single point that time around under the captaincy of Bernard Gallacher. 

Governor Cuomo said: "New York is excited that Bethpage State Park and its spectacular Black Course will be hosting two of golf's most acclaimed events, the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup.

"These major sporting events will provide a tremendous economic boost for Long Island and promote the beautiful Bethpage State Golf Course to the nation and the world. We look forward to welcoming spectators and television viewers worldwide to experience the best golf here in New York."

The Ryder Cup in particular is, nowadays, a commercial goldmine for host cities and towns with Newport in Wales gaining spectacularly from the 2010 event at Celtic Manor. Wales' economy received a staggering £82.4m boost in the process.

The PGA of America Chief Executive Officer Peter Bevacqua was equally as excited about the venture, adding: "We are grateful to Governor Cuomo's commitment to hosting these great events at Bethpage and we look forward to working with both local and state officials to add an unforgettable chapter in golf history at Bethpage." 

Before that, the Ryder Cup heads to Scotland this year for it's 40th anniversary in Gleneagles with Europe looking to make it three in a row agains their American counterparts.

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