It appears The Barclays will be in a decidedly New Jersey state of mind late in this decade.
A contract is in place to bring the first tournament of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoff series to three New Jersey-based courses for the years 2017-19, according to a multiple-sourced report from the Newark Star-Ledger.
Under terms of the contract, Liberty National Golf Club, which will host this year’s edition of the event, would again have the 2017 edition, followed by Ridgewood Country Club and Plainfield Country Club, each of which has played host to the tournament in previous years.
This move could open up Bethpage Black, which held The Barclays last year and will again in 2016, to hosting a PGA Championship, possibly in 2020, and perhaps the 2024 Ryder Cup, an idea which was first broached by PGA of America officials last year.
The Barclays will be held at Ridgewood next year, followed by Plainfield in 2015.
According to the report, Ferry Point Golf Course, a Donald Trump and Jack Nicklaus collaborative project located in the Bronx and scheduled to open next year, could be in line for the 2020 edition of the playoff event.