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Sunday Odds and Ends from the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black

BETHPAGE, NY – From the home office in lovely Melville, NY, the pearl of the civilized world, it’s… Top 10 Things to do while waiting for this boring nightmare to be over 10. Sit in Long Island Expressway traffic getting to the course 9. Learn how to spell “Janewattananond” 8. Learn to pronounce “Janewattananond.” (HINT: It’s “JA-nuh-WAH- tuh’NAN-ond,” like...

Bombs Away – Defending Champ Koepka Decimates Bethpage Black, Seizes Early PGA Championship Lead

BETHPAGE, NY – Like a dragon incinerating Daenarys Targaryen’s enemies, a fire-breathing Brooks Koepka scorched Bethpage Black in round one of the PGA Championship with a 7-under 63 and a one shot lead over New Zealand’s Danny Lee. England’s Tommy Fleetwood is in third place, four shots back at 3-under. The rest of the field needs binoculars to see Koepka. The...

The Swing Holes at Bethpage Black for the 2019 PGA Championship

BETHPAGE, NY – Much has been made of Bethpage’s brute length, elevated greens, and deep, dangerous, whimsically shaped Rees Jones inkblot bunkering. Most players are convinced this PGA Championship will feel much like a U.S. Open in terms of difficulty, partly because the Black Course hosted the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens before becoming a PGA of America venue for this...

Bombers Paradise? Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson are Favorites at Bethpage Black, 2019 PGA Championship

BETHPAGE, NY – The stars are shining brightly on Broadway this week as the reigning Masters champion Tiger Woods, the defending champion Brooks Koepka, and the world’s number player Dustin Johnson all are favorites to win the 101st PGA Championship this week at Bethpage Black. While not as relentless as Winged Foot, as penal as Oakmont, or as windy as Pebble Beach...

Golf Architect Rees Jones Discusses Bethpage Black and the 2019 PGA Championship

BETHPAGE, NY – Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter. Joe Namath and Bill Parcells. Mark Messier and Mike Bossy. Willis Reed and Patrick Ewing. The Harlem Globetrotters. Bobby Fischer. John McEnroe. If there were ever a Pantheon of New York Sports Immortals, those are names that would forever be enshrined. But who should represent golf as New York’s hero? Sure, they love Phil...