- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The Barclays golf tournament will be contested at Long Island’s Bethpage Black course two more times.

That’s the word Tuesday from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The course, which is at Bethpage State Park, has been a frequent host of major golf tournaments in recent years.

The Barclays was held there in 2012 and will be back in 2016. Cuomo says the tournament also will return in 2021, and 2027. The tournament is the first event of the PGA Tour playoffs.

In 2002, Bethpage became the first publicly owned and operated course to host the U.S. Open. It hosted again in 2009.

The 2019 PGA Championship and 2024 Ryder Cup also will be held there.

Golf Digest ranked it fifth on its 2012 list of “America’s 75 Toughest Golf Courses.”

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