Major Golf Tourney Returning To Nassau

Nassau Executive Edward Mangano, above, and Peter Mele, PGA Tour executive director, welcomed The Barclays professional golf tournament to Bethpage State Park last week. The tournament is set to begin Aug. 23. Photo/Nassau County

Nassau Executive Edward Mangano, above, and Peter Mele, PGA Tour executive director, welcomed The Barclays professional golf tournament to Bethpage State Park last week. The tournament is set to begin Aug. 23. Photo/Nassau County

The 50th annual Barclays golf tournament is set to be played at Bethpage State Park later this month.

Last week, Nassau Executive Edward Mangano and Peter Mele, PGA Tour executive director, welcomed the tournament, which is set to begin Tuesday, Aug. 23, and run through Sunday, Aug. 28.

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. This will be the second time The Barclays will be played at Bethpage State Park.

“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,” Mangano said in a statement. “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.”

Officials estimate 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 Barclays is partnering with Long Island Rai Road and will provide a free shuttle service from the Farmingdale LIRR Station to and 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 at Pgatour.com.