VIDEO: A.W. Tillinghast, Master Architect of Bethpage Black, Baltusrol and Many More

Your browser does not support iframes. AS THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINS, here is a look at A.W. Tillinghast, the man who created this year’s championship course, Bethpage Black on Long Island. Tillinghast was flamboyant in nearly every way, earning a million dollars designing golf courses across the United States in the Roaring Twenties. He outspent … Read more

2019 PGA Championship TV Times and Tournament Information

THE PGA IN MAY? I’m still not used to the idea. Nor will I be next year. I’ve been watching the PGA Championship in August since rocks were young. I asked what others thought on Twitter. “Good move,” said one. “Don’t like,” said another. “It means that the PGA Champ will never come to the … Read more

In Praise of Bethpage Red

Editor’s note: With Bethpage Black hosting The Barclays this week, it’s a good time to get reacquainted with Black’s low-profile neighbor. From the archives. By A.J. Voelpel Special to ARMCHAIR GOLF WELCOME TO BETHPAGE STATE PARK, home to more doglegs than Cruella De Vil’s closet. It is here, obviously, where you’ll find the famed Black … Read more

Bubba Nears 300th 300-Yard Drive

BUBBA WATSON NEEDS ONLY FOUR DRIVES of 300 yards or longer at The Barclays this week to reach the target of 300 drives established for the “Bubba Long in Pink. Driven by PING” promotion. With his all-pink PING® G20® driver, Bubba has blasted 296 drives of 300 yards or farther, earning $300 from PING for … Read more

Common Courses: Bethpage Red

They’re not Pebble, Bandon, Kiawah, or Pinehurst. Common courses are the modest 9- and 18-hole munis and semi-private clubs that most golfers play. Although this one, contributed by A.J. Voelpel, is arguably not all that common. By A.J. Voelpel Special to ARMCHAIR GOLF WELCOME TO BETHPAGE STATE PARK, home to more doglegs than Cruella De … Read more

2009 Is a Rim Out for David Duval

CRAZY AS IT SEEMED, David Duval was in position to win at Bethpage Black in June. Duval was back from the golf doldrums, contending for a major. The U.S. Open, no less. He was playing with resolve. After going four-over par on the first three holes of his final round, Duval had gotten all the … Read more

Meet the 5 Winners of Rocco’s Book, ‘ARE YOU KIDDING ME?’

THERE WERE FIVE LUCKY winners of a free drawing for a hardcover edition of ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The Story of Rocco Mediate’s Extraordinary Battle with Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open. The book is by Rocco and bestselling author John Feinstein. And here they are: Terri Quinn, New Jersey My husband already told me … Read more

Course News: Pinehurst and Medinah Attract Major Events

(scbluedevil/Flickr) Contributed by GCM NewsWeekly Special to ARMCHAIR GOLF BETHPAGE BLACK RECENTLY SHARED the spotlight with a couple of other famous American venues − Pinehurst No. 2 and Medinah Country Club. The big golf course news on U.S. Open weekend was that the USGA and Pinehurst officials had agreed that the Donald Ross masterpiece, course … Read more

Welcome Back, David Duval

LUCAS GLOVER WON THE TROPHY, Phil Mickelson won the hearts, and David Duval won newfound respect. I disagree with those who may want to place an asterisk by Glover’s name for winning the bizarre, waterlogged U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. Lucas’s long game was solid most of the week, he only had one three-putt green, … Read more