11 things that make Bethpage Black, home of the 2019 PGA Championship, one of the most difficult and quirkiest courses in the world
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- This weekend, the best golfers in the world will meet in New York at Bethpage Black to compete in the PGA Championship.
- Bethpage Black is a course with plenty of history and has played host to some outstanding tournaments in the past, most notably, the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open.
- The course on Long Island is also notoriously difficult and even warns the players before attempting to conquer it.
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The greatest golfers in the world have gathered at Bethpage Black this weekend to compete in the 101st PGA Championship.
While Bethpage Black might not be as iconic as Augusta National, it's a course with plenty of history, that has played host to some outstanding tournaments in the past, most notably, the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open.
Bethpage Black presents an interesting challenge to golfers. Between its length and its notoriously tricky rough, the course is sure to cause chaos even for the most cool-headed of golfers.
Below we go through what makes Bethpage Black one of the most challenging courses players will face all year.
The course is notoriously difficult.
Three of the course's par-4 holes measure longer than 500 yards, and three others are at least 470.
Bethpage Black is a public golf course, and widely considered one of the best in the country.
Bethpage State Park is actually home to five golf courses, with Bethpage Black the most daunting of the five.
A sign warns the players that casual golfers might be better off finding a different course.
The course is so long, it takes a 15-20 minute ride to get from the clubhouse to the 10th tee.
The rough... is rough.
Fans can also be a factor.
It's just the fourth course to host both the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship in the past 25 years.
Only walking is permitted on the course.
New York residents can get a tee time for just $65.
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