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Long Island To Host Prestigious Barclays Golf Tournament

July 12, 2012

Contact:    Kristen Matejka

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing/Communications
LICVB&SC
631 951-3900 xt.317

HAUPPAUGE, NY- (July 16, 2012)- The Barclays 2012 will take place at ‘Bethpage Black’ in Farmingdale, NY on Aug. 21-26, adding to the roster of prestigious tournaments held at this world-class public golf course.

The Black Course at Bethpage State Park has been the host venue for two U.S. Opens, (2002 and 2009). Now it will challenge the PGA Tour’s top golfers for the first FedExCup playoff event.

The Black Course was one of the last courses designed by master golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast, and is said by many to be his finest work. The narrow fairways, high roughs, well placed bunkers and small greens help to make this an extremely difficult course. It is for walkers only and its slope rating is one of the highest in the northeast. The course is public, but warning signs caution that it should be played only by low-handicap golfers. With 7,468 yardage, it has a 71 par value.

The excitement is building as the top players in the FedExCup standings gather on Aug. 21-26 at Bethpage State Park Black Course. The Barclays is the first event in the tour playoffs.

Players on the PGA TOUR in 2012 include an exciting mix of some of the game’s biggest names as well as a group of fresh and up-and-coming players. Further ticket information available at: www.pgatour.com/tournaments/r027/tickets.html.

To plan your visit, and to explore other exciting things to do on Long Island, visit the official tourism website atwww.discoverlongisland.com

Also on the tourism website you’ll find maps, downloadable coupons and brochures, lots of ideas for places to go and getaway package deals.

The Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission (LICVB&SC) was established in 1979 as the official tourism promotion agency for the destination’s travel and tourism industry. Based on Long Island in Hauppauge, NY, the LICVB&SC contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for tourism, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events, and related activities. For more information about Long Island, please contact the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission by calling 1-877-386-6654 or visit www.discoverlongisland.com

Press Contact Email: kmatejka@discoverlongisland.com

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