Photo: Barton Silverman, The New York Times
With only one week remaining until the world's best tee it up at Bethpage Black for the U.S. Open, we read this article in the New York Times about the unique process that allows amateur golfers to play the same course the pros will play. While the rules can be somewhat confusing, ultimately, the best way for you to secure a tee time on the Black course is to spend a night, maybe more, in your car to snag one of the walk-up tee times. You don't have to "know someone," you don't have to empty your bank account...you just have to be dedicated and maybe a little lucky.
So we want to know...would you do it? Would you sleep in your car for the chance to play a U.S Open course? If you have done it, we would love to hear about it. Just click on COMMENTS.
Definitely would sleep in the sled for a chance to play BPB.
Without a doubt.
Not in my car (a Porsche 911), I think Roger Maltbie had the right approach....get a great motorcoach and I'm definately in!
I would do it in a NEW YORK Minute, it is a no brainer for anyone that truly love the game and its history !
Would definitely tailgate all night at Bethpage.
I would sleep for two straight nights in my car for a chance to play a round at Bethpage Black.
I would sleep in my car for 2 nights to play Bethpage Black.
If that's just about your only chance to play it, I would definitely do it. I'd sleep in my car a lot longer than that if I could play Augusta!
Sleep is the cousin of death. I would bring my practice net, camping stove, lap top, and maybe even a tv with a xbox to play EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and stay up all night. You heard the saying "you snooze you lose?" Well losing here, and missing one of the coveted spots, would not be an option.
No need to since I live on long island, but i would if i had to!
Without a doubt I would sleep in the car to play BPB. In fact, I am hoping to get the chance in the spring. With our first baby due in the next week I am pretty sure that a fall trip is out...
absolutely 100% would !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Without a doubt! I have a friend that lives in the Bethpage area and he said it is quite nuts what goes on down there to get out on BPB.