By Philip Young

This is the true chronicle of what history will remember as the turning point in championship golf, the first Major championship contested on a “public” course, the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black.

Philip Young has recreated this once-in-a-lifetime amazing event in words that will put the readers on the fairways with the players, outside the ropes with the gallery, and behind the scenes with those who brought the Open at the Black to the world. It is told through the words of those that competed, watched, organized, worked and cheered at Bethpage Black.

The book format is 6″ x 9″, 388 pages and contains 20 color photographs of the golf course and property.

Foreword by Dave Anderson, Afterword by Rees Jones.


“In this book, Philip Young has captured the passion of the event. His writings express the depth of emotion and understanding of what this tournament meant… By reading this book, all golfers can relive the 2002 U.S. Open.”

— Rees Jones

“It’s dreams. This is what we dreamt about when we were little kids practicing out there and playing in the evening, imagining ourselves winning the U.S. Open.”

— Tiger Woods

“… Philip Young so diligently documents in this Open memoir in taking you not only onto the Black course but into the interview tent and telecast.”

— Dave Anderson, The New York Times