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Bethpage Black to host 2024 Ryder Cup

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Bethpage Black - seen here during the 2002 US Open - will be welcoming back the second major of the year in 2019 © AP
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The Ryder Cup will return to New York for just the second time in history when the Black Course at Bethpage plays host to the competition in 2024.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo joined PGA president Ted Bishop to announce that Bethpage Black would play host to both the 2019 US PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup five years later.

"It is exciting that both the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup will come to New York, which is home to some of the most passionate and knowledgeable sports fans in the world," Bishop said.

Designed by legendary course architect AW Tillinghast and opened in 1936, Bethpage Black became the first public venue to host the USGA-run US Open in 2002 - when Tiger Woods emerged victorious - and the tournament returned in 2009, to be won by Lucas Glover. Now the PGA of America has lined up its two marquee events at the course.

"As a native New Yorker who literally has played this golf course well over 100 times, this is a special day for me, and a dream come true," added Pete Bevacqua, CEO of the PGA of America.

Oak Hill is the only other club in New York to have staged the Ryder Cup, playing host to Europe's second victory on American soil in 1995.

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