PGA Championship 2019 photos: A different look at Bethpage Black

May 16, 2019
PGA Championship photos

The 101st PGA Championship has arrived, and by this point you’ve probably seen countless images of Bethpage’s “Warning Sign.” Fear not, you won’t see that image here. Our golf photographer, Christian Hafer, is making his first visit to Bethpage Black this week, and he’s doing so with his unique eye and a variety of camera lenses. So lean back and scroll down to take in Bethpage Black and the New York crowds like you never have before. And check back often, since we’ll update this post with Hafer’s latest images multiple times per day as the tournament unfolds. — Ashley Mayo

SUNDAY
Your 2019 PGA Champion.
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Brooks and coach Claude Harmon III enjoy the victory.
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Rory gives a few spectators some love.
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HV3 had a rough final day, but he never lost his cool.
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Inception.
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Ready for launch.
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You know who this is.
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The spectator really wanted to blend in.
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The Lefty short-game magic.
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Send it, DJ.
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Frank is popular in New York.
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There's nothing tame about Keegan Bradley's Jordans.
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SATURDAY
The fescue at Bethpage is no joke.
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Peep the shoes: WARNING
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Scottish vibes on Long Island.
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FRIDAY
We've all been there, Jordan.
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Bethpage's many shades of green.
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Would you buy this visor?
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Immmmmmmmpact.
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Day knee-deep in trouble.
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Fans take a breather.
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Man on a mission.
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Spieth blasts one out of a bunker.
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Lefty and his caddie, who's also his brother.
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Adam Scott's smooth finish.
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Studying this position and trying to figure out exactly how DJ achieves it.
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THURSDAY
Xander muscles a shot from Bethpage's gnarly rough.
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All Henrik can do here, after a so-so shot, is smile.
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Bethpage's fescue is intense.
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Tiger gave the NY crowds a lot to cheer for on Thursday.
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Fleetwood masterfully maneuvered his way around Bethpage Black on Thursday, posting a 3-under 67.
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Brooks didn't make a single mistake on Thursday.
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WEDNESDAY
A superintendent's hands are rarely clean.
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It takes a lot of hard work for Bethpage Black to look (and play) pristine.
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That classic Bethpage logo.
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A superintendent's tools.
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A moody 16th hole.
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Soft light hugs the fescue.
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TUESDAY
I love NY.
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Fluff is still grinding and putting in the work.
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Tiger and Sean Foley have a quick chat.
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There's trouble everywhere around here.
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Rors tunes up.
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Rory's Nike kicks.
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Xander blasts one from a not-so-easy fairway bunker.
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The gorgeous par-5 fourth hole.
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MONDAY
An intrepid member of the superintendent crew.
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Getting primed for a long week.
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The movement of Bethpage Black is majestic.
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A windy, chilly, rainy day at Bethpage Black.
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The grandstands are empty now, but they won't be for long.
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Pools of water collect on the 18th hole.
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Bethpage Black is imperfectly perfect.
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A low-down view of the 18th green.
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A rain-soaked 17th green.
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