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 would for sure! I've spent the night in line for the tailgating lots at Iowa State many a times. BPB or any of the top courses would be worth it.
Yes I Would if that was the only way I could play it
Being from Wisconsin I wouldnt sleep but rather tailgate all night. Drink some man soda's do some grilling play some bag toss. But I would definetly spend the night in the parking lot if thats what you're asking?
Nice one Rampage. Lambeau Tailgate, I am in for that one being from Wisconsin. Getting on to Bethpage would just be bonus.
without a doubt i would stay in my car if a spot was guaranteed. but am i correct that you aren't assured of a spot? i'd sleep in my car for a week to play august! lol.
Yeah sure you betcha!
Without a doubt I'd sleep in my car! I've slept in my car for things that were no where near as important as this would be. This has to be one of my favorite courses.
Without a doubt would I camp out to play Bethpage.
Yeah, I'd give it a try, without a doubt.
Absolutely! Pregame and bbq is included, right?
YES This is a no brainer.
I used to live 5 miles from there. Did it a few times.