Fan Experience: Local flavors galore for fans at this year’s event
Competition: Trio of “Steves” atop the Charles Schwab Cup Standings set to play – Stricker, Ames, Alker
Jacksonville, FL (September 12, 2023) – An outstanding selection of local food and beverage offerings will make the perfect pairing with world-class competition from the top players on PGA TOUR Champions when the third annual Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K returns to Timuquana Country Club October 2-8. Fans can secure tickets now for this Jacksonville community event and be sure to bring their appetites when the gates open on Friday, October 6.
FAN EXPERIENCE: As it has been since the inception of the tournament in 2021, the spirit of Jacksonville will be integrated across both culinary and drink offerings available onsite at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS from Friday-Sunday (Oct. 6-8). Whenever hunger or thirst strikes, tournament attendees will be able to choose from a number of food purveyors and breweries that proudly serve our local community.
Circle K ParTee Porch food trucks (located near the 7th, 11th, and 12th holes): located on the 7th green, the Circle K ParTee Porch is another fan-favorite destination and is open to all ticket holders. In the heart of the action, fans will find incredible views of the 7th, 11th and 12th holes and feature numerous unique experiences and amenities including:
|TacoLu returns to the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS for the third straight year and will once again provide great tacos and margaritas. TacoLu opened in 2008 in a little building on Beach Boulevard and has gained a life of its own (and quite an extensive Tequila list in the process). After five years in the original location, with an unbelievable amount of patronage and support, the Lu grew into its current building, the site of the old Homestead Restaurant, which has so much history and excitement attached to it. TacoLu has been a great supporter of the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation and we are excited to have them back.|
Publix Tailgate Village food trucks (located between the 17th and 18th holes):
|Mamas Food is an Argentinian inspired mobile food truck founded in 2013 ! An OG truck here in Jax. We’ve mixed some traditional flavors, and spices to make empanadas, quesadillas, and bowls that will make your mouth water. Our Chimichurri is one of a kind, and served with many of our entrees!|
|Since 2014, Mother Truckin Pizza has been serving authentic New York style pizza with a Southern twist. Options include craft-style jumbo slices and toasted subs featuring classic and unique pizza flavors such as buffalo chicken, white pesto mushroom and jalapeño popper.|
In addition to the food truck experience, BUBBA burger will be available for diners at the Publix Tailgate Village (and at all concession stands onsite), featuring a variety of craft burgers including the “Jim Burger.” Publix will also have their food truck featuring ice cream samples from 11am – 4 pm each day.
A number of beverage options will also be available for fans in the Publix Tailgate Village. Signature cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Hendrick’s Gin will be poured for spirit lovers. Beer enthusiasts can enjoy Michelob ULTRA and a variety of Michelob ULTRA seltzer flavors, Modelo Especial, Kona Big Wave, and Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale at the Michelob ULTRA Beer Garden. Additionally, a craft beer truck in the Publix Tailgate Village will offer draft selections from Florida Avenue (Luminescence), Shock Top, Wicked Weed (Burst), Duke’s Brown Ale, and Swamp Head (Forever Florida light lager). See additional signature cocktail recipes at the bottom of this release.
|In the Kids Zone near 12th green|
|Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream is a locally owned, family business operating in Jacksonville. since 2015. Tikiz serves the finest, fluffiest shaved ice (with sugar-free flavors available) as well as assorted ice cream bars, pops and frozen gourmet fruit sorbets. Local golf fans know Tikiz well as they have been the exclusive frozen treats vendor at THE PLAYERS for the past seven years and were also onsite at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS in 2021 and 2022.
COMPETITION: The Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS is once again attracting some of the top talent on PGA TOUR Champions, as defending champion Steve Stricker, Stephen Ames, and Steven Alker have all committed to the event. These three “Steves” are currently ranked 1, 3, and 5 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings and have combined for 10 victories so far in 2023.
Half of the 10 wins from this group belong to Charles Schwab Cup points leader Stricker, including three of this year’s five PGA TOUR Champions majors (Regions Tradition, Senior PGA Championship, Kaulig Companies Championship). It’s an impressive encore to a 2022 season that saw him win four times on PGA TOUR Champions, including the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS. Over the course of his career, the 56-year-old Stricker has racked up 16 wins on PGA TOUR Champions, 12 PGA TOUR victories, and captained the 2017 U.S. Presidents Cup and 2021 U.S. Ryder Cup teams to convincing wins. There’s no doubt he’ll be the favorite to win again at Timuquana Country Club in October.
After a successful PGA TOUR career that saw him win four times, including the 2006 PLAYERS Championship, the 59-year-old Ames has earned six more victories since joining PGA TOUR Champions. The Canadian snapped a two-year winless drought in a big way this season by taking home four titles and rising to third in the Charles Schwab Cup standings. Given his form throughout 2023, Ames seems likely to better last year’s T25 result at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS.
Alker won the Charles Schwab Cup last year on the strength of four victories and currently sits fifth in this year’s standings. The 52-year-old Kiwi’s win at the Insperity Invitational earlier this year was his sixth career PGA TOUR Champions title – he has won at least one tournament each year since becoming eligible for PGA TOUR Champions in 2021. Alker recorded a T7 finish at the inaugural Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS and will look to improve on that result in his return to Timuquana Country Club.
Other Signature Cocktail Recipes:
Tito’s Tee Time
Tito’s Mulligan Mary
Glenfiddich High Ball
Glenfiddich Scottish Mule
Hendrick’s Strawberry Sundance
Hendrick’s Cucumber Lemonade
Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic
ABOUT CONSTELLATION FURYK & FRIENDS PRESENTED BY CIRCLE K – The event will feature a 78-player field and a $2.1 million purse in 2023. In 2022, the tournament generated more than $1.34 million for local charities bringing the two-year total to more than $2.51 million with plans to grow that number in the future. All three rounds of the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K are broadcast on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable provider of PGA TOUR Champions. More information on the event can be found online at www.ConstellationFurykAndFriends.com.
ABOUT THE JIM & TABITHA FURYK FOUNDATION – The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation was created in 2010 to help children and families in need. This Jacksonville based non-profit partners with charities across North Florida to provide project specific funding and essential programing. The annual Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K, created to raise charity dollars to support these partnerships, brings the community together to increase awareness and funding for programs that support education, healthcare, nutrition and safety for at risk children and families. Programs created from the support of the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation in the Jacksonville Community include: Hope for the Holidays, which packs over 6,000 bags filled with a holiday meal for at risk families, Operation Shower which provides car seats, strollers and baby essentials to active military families, Blessings in a Backpack, which feeds thousands of food insecure children each week of the school year, and Childcare specialists and services to provide medically complex children care through Wolfson’s and Community PedsCare. The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation is dedicated to bringing our community together to improve the lives of the children and families who live on the First Coast through each of these programs and many more.
ABOUT CONSTELLATION – Headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy Corporation (Nasdaq: CEG) is the nation’s largest producer of clean, carbon-free energy and a leading supplier of energy products and services to businesses, homes, community aggregations and public sector customers across the continental United States, including three fourths of Fortune 100 companies. With annual output that is nearly 90 percent carbon-free, our hydro, wind and solar facilities paired with the nation’s largest nuclear fleet have the generating capacity to power the equivalent of 15 million homes, providing approximately 10 percent of the nation’s clean energy. We are further accelerating the nation’s transition to a carbon-free future by helping our customers reach their sustainability goals, setting our own ambitious goal of achieving 100 percent carbon-free generation by 2040, and by investing in promising emerging technologies to eliminate carbon emissions across all sectors of the economy. Follow Constellation on LinkedIn and Twitter.