And, for good measure, it will test a system allowing passengers to print or display their bar-coded tickets on a smart phone.
LIRR President Helena Williams said the railroad will increase its regular hourly off-peak service to Farmingdale station to half-hourly service on the days the biggest crowds are expected, starting with the first round of competition on Aug. 23 and continuing until the tournament wraps on Aug.26.
At Farmingdale Station, fans will board free PGA Tour shuttle buses to Bethpage State Park.
The pilot ticket program will involve technology developed by CooCoo, a Huntington company. If all goes well, the LIRR plans to expand it to more lines and services.