Here’s some of what you get with a major golf event at Bethpage Black:
A spot-on Donald Trump impersonator against the ropes behind the first green, red “Make American Great Again” hat, red necktie and reddish-orange hair with a Secret Service wannabe agent behind him, complete with aviator shades and an earpiece. Give the Trump guy this: He’s really good at it, so good some people, golfers included, did a double take when they saw him.
Big 24-ounce beers, which theoretically cut down on the trips to the concession stand, though apparently not for everyone.
Plenty of genuine golf fans and plenty more who are out there to see the golf but may be at a golf tournament for the first time. Guys calling Harold Varner III “Harry” and another calling Brooks Koepka “Biceps, baby.” In a variation on a theme, one guy screamed “fried yucchini” after some tee shots but it nearly got lost in all the raucous and unique fun and frivolity.
Because it’s New York, it’s crowded and noisy and the things you hear, well, it will never be confuse...
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