Webb Simpson had six birdies over his last nine holes for a 5-under 66 that made him the clubhouse leader at The Barclays.
From an operations standpoint, there is ample space in the state park for hospitality and other structures that have turned the Ryder Cup into the biggest show in golf.
More than 100,000 spectators expected over the six-day PGA event at Bethpage State Park, along with some of the best golfers in the world.
The Irish have been raving about Rory McIlroy for many years now and on Thursday afternoon the 21-year-old played Augusta National as if he has ‘mastered’ this course already.
Europe reclaimed the Ryder Cup, winning a thriller that went down to the final singles match Monday.
Tiger Woods is going to the Ryder Cup as a captain’s pick with his 71 victories and 14 majors. So is 21-year-old Rickie Fowler, who has never won anything at all.