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.
I don't know if I'd be sleeping much, but i would stay all night in my car to play that gem. Got my 15 passenger van and xbox with tw pgatour 10
I would sleep there the night before and the night after if I could get onto Black.
Well you could sleep at home and not play Bethpage - that takes all the guess work out of the decision.
I would do it....once.
Are you kidding? I'd sleep under a bridge to play Bethpage Black.
I would wait three nights to play there, it would be awesome.
Yes, yes and...yes. Maybe not a bunch of times, but it's definately on my to-do list.
Yes...yes... & I have on multiple occasions. A great time to drink some cold ones & tell some great stories with your buds.
Absolutely. It would just be a great experience to share with golf buddies.
without question yes
hmmm....7600 plus....too bad...everybody is dialed into distance...id sleep in my car to play pasatiempo...FIRST......plus no lighting...no...downpours...plus iv been in the area...my brother-in law used to live in mound...no wonder the usga loves the westcoast for majors...OVERRATED!!!
BETHPAGE...in a heartbeat!!!
YES I WOULD LOVE TO.... KERR let me know the next time you go and play the Black course.
I would have to try this at least once
My car no. A rented minivan you bet. At 6'4" 275lbs and a bad back, I need a little more room.