Gallery: The 2019 PGA Championship

Videos and snapshots from the week in agronomy at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y.


Sunday, May 12

Preparations for the 101st PGA Championship kick off at Bethpage Black, with volunteers arriving from around the globe:

Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson, director of agronomy at Bethpage State Park, speaks to his crew and volunteers during an afternoon meeting.

Monday, May 13

The crew and volunteers at Bethpage Black battle the weather as they hit the course to mow greens:

Bethpage greens
A misty Monday morning at Bethpage Black.

Golf Channel Bethpage
Andrew Wilson (far right) chats on Golf Channel.

Tuesday, May 14

Crew and volunteers head out for day two of preparations, focusing on rolling greens and dealing with wet areas after rain:

Stimpmeter Bethpage
Stimp at No. 16.

Water hog golf course
Water Hog patrol in full force on a soggy Bethpage Black.

Rolling Bethpage
On a roll on No. 13.

Long Island GCSA
The Long Island GCSA brought the chow and a whole slew of its members to Bethpage Black as volunteers.

The Toro Reelmaster out on the course late Tuesday afternoon.

Hadley family
Bethpage Black superintendent Michael Hadley spends some (pre-night work) free time with his wife, Christine, and kids, Evan and Sophia.

Wednesday, May 15

Bethpage State Park horticulturist Victor Azzaretto discusses the many ornamental plants throughout the property, including pollinator gardens and the native grasses that create contrast and definition in the golfscape:

Bethpage Wednesday
Not your average Wednesday at Bethpage Black.

PGA Championship
Breaking news: Sun and blue sky!

Harding Park PGA Championship
They’ve got next: Harding Park in San Francisco will host the 2020 PGA Championship. Their grounds leaders were at Bethpage Black to take in the action. From left: Almar Valenzuela, Kevin Teahan and Geoff Plovanich.

Rees Jones
Rees Jones checking on Bethpage Black, which he revived more than 20 years ago. He likes what he sees: “The grass is on the upswing,” Jones says. “This rough is really going to test them. And this place doesn’t look like rain affected it. Greens are in great shape.”

Thursday, May 16

Bethpage Thursday
Something special on the horizon.

Bethpage bunker
Morning drive.

Bethpage golf course maintenance
A wave of activity as tee time draws closer.

Bunkers Bethpage
Bunker duties on No. 13.

With the countdown to the 2019 PGA Championship drawing to a close, the Bethpage Black team reflects on their whirlwind week of preparations and the fruits of their labor:

Videos by GCSAA TV. Photos by Howard Richman, GCM associate editor.