LONG ISLAND WELCOMES THE 101ST PGA CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BETHPAGE STATE PARK THIS MAY
A History-Making Leader Board and the Prestigious Bethpage Black Course Set the Scene for an Unforgettable Championship on Long Island
LONG ISLAND, NY (April 29, 2019) – Championship golf returns to Long Island on May 13-19, 2019 with the 101st PGA Championships at Bethpage State Park. Golf enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the imminent return of an all-star line-up including Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth, to compete on the esteemed Black Course at Bethpage State Park, ranked among the top courses in America.
Practice rounds will kick off on Monday, May 13 with Championship rounds taking place Thursday through Sunday. Sold out crowds are expected to top 200,000 for the week and visitors are encouraged to purchase remaining tickets, accommodations and other travel options quickly to ensure participation in this historic event.
To assist travelers and event goers, Discover Long Island has developed a one-stop website with links to tickets, accommodations and travel suggestions in the region at DiscoverLongIsland.com/2019-pga-championship.
“Long Island is a year-round destination with easy access to New York City and diverse attractions from the famed beaches of the Hamptons, Fire Island and Jones Beach, to historic Gold Coast Mansions, award-winning vineyards, eclectic dining, curated shopping and vibrant downtowns,” said Discover Long Island President & CEO, Kristen Jarnagin. “Golf is a key component of our destination appeal with more than 100 public and private courses and home to the 2018 US Open, the 2019 PGA Championship and the 2024 Ryder Cup. Long Island is the ultimate golfer’s paradise.”
Information on the Discover Long Island website includes how to access the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), which connects travelers from Manhattan seamlessly to the PGA Championship with hourly stops at Farmingdale station and shuttle service to/from the course.
ABOUT DISCOVER LONG ISLAND:
Discover Long Island is the official regional organization charged with furthering the $5.9 billion tourism economy. The organization contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for visitors, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events and related activities. For more information, please call 631-951-3900 or visit DiscoverLongIsland.com.
Maggie LaCasse Director of Communications Discover Long Island 631-951-3900