The PGA Tour announced a few weeks back that the first stop of the FedExCup Playoffs, the Barclays, will come to Long Island’s famed Bethpage Black. Barclays Bank agreed to sponsor the tournament through 2016. Generally played at the end of August or early September, the Barclays will come to Bethpage in 2012 and 2016. “To bring The Barclays to Bethpage Black for the first time, and to return to Liberty National, Ridgewood, and Plainfield over the next five years guarantees world-class venues and competition for golf fans in the Tri-State area,” said Bob Diamond, Chief Executive of Barclays PLC. In recent years, the Barclays has held the tournament at New Jersey venues including Liberty National (2009) and Ridgewood Country Club (2010). This year, the tournament will be played at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J.
So… when will the US Open come back to Bethpage?