Well, maybe not for a while, if at all.
But it's an idea that Mark Herrmann floats today in his weekly Newsday Golf Beat. Herrmann thinks the golf fans of Long Island, who distinguished themselves at the 2002 U.S. Open, deserve more PGA Tour golf on their home courses than they're getting right now -- especially with the future of the former Commerce Bank Championship in limbo.
And what better competition to host with a raucous crowd present than the Ryder Cup?
Imagine a Bethpage-type crowd, reminiscent of the 2002 Open, screaming for one team. The United States would have a home-course advantage like it never has had before. It's amazing the PGA of America, which runs the U.S. side in the biennial matches against Europe, hasn't thought of this.
Sad to say, the Ryder Cup is booked until 2024, but many of us still can hope to see it in our lifetimes and to start a tradition for future generations. Although the PGA of America tends to steer clear of courses that are aligned with the USGA, meaning Bethpage might be unavailable, there are many Long Island courses that would be much better than anything they play the Ryder Cup on now.