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  • Preview of Bethpage Black on WGT

    20 Aug 2012

    Bethpage Black is the site of this week's Barclays tournament on the PGA Tour, and the first 2012 FedExCup playoff event. It's also available free to play on World Golf Tour.

    The infamous Black course is extremely challenging with tight fairways and elevated greens. Here's a preview of some of holes the pros will take on this week. You can test your skills on the same holes by visiting the Bethpage Black golf course page on WGT, pick your hole and get started -- no signup required.

    Play Bethpage Black golf course free on WGT

    Bethpage Black - Hole 4 - 517 yards

    This par 5 is possibly the best hole on the course in terms of beauty and strategy. Play it conservatively as a three-shotter or take the challenge and go for two. The green slopes front to back away from you, so be careful of approaches from the lower drive zone. 

    Play Bethpage Hole 4 free on WGT

    Bethpage Black - Hole 7 - 525 yards

    Use long irons and hybrids for approach shots to this green that is closely guarded by a deep bunker on the front right. Achieving this par 4 will be an excellent accomplishment on one of the toughest holes on the front nine.

    Play Bethpage Hole 7 free on WGT

    Bethpage Black - Hole 15 - 458 yards

    The slight dogleg 15th is not the Black Course's longest par 4, but it will likely again be one of the toughest this weekend. Finding the fairway off the tee will be crucial to having a realistic chance to reach the green in regulation. The 15th putting green is without a doubt the most challenging with its severe slope from the back left to the front right.

    WGT Player Willsstrs posted his replay with tips on playing this hole: "WGT's Hardest: Bethpage 15th approach"

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