Bethpage Black will host a major championship for the third time in 2019, but it won't be a U.S. Open.
The Long Island public course will host the 2019 PGA Championship and, five years later, will host the 2024 Ryder Cup, according to a Golfweek report.
The Black has hosted a pair of U.S. Opens previously, in 2002 and '09, however, the USGA has moved away from the course in what has essentially been an even swap with the PGA of America for including Oakland Hills in the U.S. Open rotation. Colleague Jay Flemma has been reporting on this unofficial trade since 2010, but the agreements are finally becoming official.
Phil Mickelson was runner-up in both U.S. Opens at Bethpage Black. Mickelson will be 54 years old when the 2024 Ryder Cup arrives in New York, making him a likely candidate to captain the American side in the biennial matches.
During the PGA Championship, Mickelson, likely well aware of the pending release of this news, suggested Bethpage would be an outstanding Ryder Cup venue.
“I think that will give the U.S. side a distinct advantage,” he said. “I love it. I’ve been quietly hoping it would go there for years. It’s a perfect site.”
European has won seven of the last nine Ryder Cup matches, winning the last two in 14.5-13.5 decisions.