Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined Peter Mele, PGA TOUR Executive Director, in welcoming back The Barclays to Nassau County for the 50th playing of this prestigious golf tournament. From Tuesday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 28th the Barclays PGA Tour event will be held at Bethpage State Park. The Barclays draws the top 125 golfers on the PGA tour and kicks off the four-event FedExCup Playoffs, which determine the season-long champion.
“Nassau County is proud to sponsor The Barclays - which brings four days of great competition on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park, Long Island’s premier golf course,” said County Executive Mangano. “Having a tournament of this caliber, that has the ability to attract people from throughout the metropolitan area, is a tremendous boost to Nassau County’s economy.”
It is estimated that the tournament will result in $34.4 million in spending related to lodging, recreation, food, retail, transportation, tickets and employment of those working at the event. The direct and indirect spending that is associated with an event such as The Barclays fuels additional spending as these dollars circulate through the economy and create jobs.
The Barclays is partnering with LIRR and will provide free shuttle service from the Farmingdale LIRR Station to/from the tournament grounds. Also, with the purchase of a daily Clubhouse ticket, patrons will receive a free round trip ticket from any LIRR station. Event and train tickets can now be purchased on line.