Competition: Stricker, Andrade, Jimenez committed to tee it up
Fan Experience: Jacksonville Zoo, Circle K, youth tickets create family atmosphere
Community Impact: Jack Nicklaus, Children’s Miracle Network, Baptist Health tee off opening round
Jacksonville, Florida, September 7, 2022 – The 2022 Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K will include a mixture of competition, fan experience and community impact initiatives that include Jack Nicklaus, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Zoo Animals and Circle K Frosters. All that and more will be on display at the October 7-9 PGA TOUR Champions event that will bring the legends of the game to Timuquana Country Club.
FAN EXPERIENCE: Designed as a family-friendly event, The Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS has something for everyone, and that starts with complimentary admittance to the tournament for youth 17 and under with a ticketed adult. Once on site, families have a variety of entertainment options in addition to the golf inside the ropes.
COMPETITION: Recent Payne Stewart Award winner Billy Andrade, Steve Stricker and Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez, who finished runner-up at last year’s inaugural event, have committed to play in this year’s event.
Andrade is a four-time PGA TOUR winner and three-time champion on PGA TOUR Champions. His best finish this season on PGA TOUR Champions came earlier this month with a T3 at the Boeing Classic in Washington. Andrade, along with close friend Brad Faxon, launched the Billy Andrade/Brad Faxon Charities for Children, Inc., which includes the CVS Health Charity Classic. The organization has generated more than $30 million and, in 2021 benefitted 61 charities in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Stricker has 12 PGA TOUR victories and won his most recent PGA TOUR Champions start at the Ally Challenge, his ninth career PGA TOUR Champions victory. Stricker ranks No. 5 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings thanks to two wins and three runner-up finishes. Although he started his season in May, he has amassed 7 top-10 finishes in just nine starts. Stricker finished T7 at last year’s Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K.
Miguel Angel Jimenez has 21 worldwide victories and has won 13 PGA TOUR Champions events since joining the Tour in 2014. He is currently fourth in the Charles Schwab Cup standings as he enjoys a career season on PGA TOUR Champions with three victories in 2022.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: As the competition begins at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS, the opening day will include a number of activities focused on driving impact and awareness to Baptist Health & Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville’s Most Preferred Health Care provider. The day will start with the Champions Breakfast featuring 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara Nicklaus. In addition to a memorable and intimate program for guests of the breakfast, those who purchase a table at the breakfast will also receive VIP access to the tournament in Club 58, an All-Inclusive Hospitality Suite located on the 17th hole. Those interested in being a part of this incredible opportunity can email Jon Reaves at [email protected] or go to the tournamentwebsite at www.constellationfurykandfriends.com.
Jack and Barbara Nicklaus’ Play Yellow campaign extends to the greater Jacksonville area through the event’s support of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the charity of the day for the tournament’s opening round. In support of the Play Yellow Campaign, which supports local children’s hospitals, 14-year-old Wolfson patient Jack Jones will join Jack Nicklaus on the first tee following the Champions Breakfast to hit a ceremonial opening tee shot. In early 2021, Jones was playing soccer, the sport he loves, when he collided with another player and suffered a suspected concussion. An MRI revealed a large congenital arachnoid cyst in his brain. He underwent brain surgery at Wolfson Children’s Hospital just days later. Jones is now fully healed and back on the soccer field and is a natural leader.
COMPETITION – “Miguel Angel Jimenez and Steve Stricker are playing as well or better than just about anyone on PGA TOUR Champions right now. Combine Miguel’s current form with his performance at last year’s Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K and it would be a pretty safe to assume Miguel will be in the hunt again at Timuquana this year,” said Jim Furyk. “I’ve admired the impact that Billy Andrade has made through his charitable efforts. Seeing what he has been able to accomplish gave Tabitha and I belief and confidence to start our own foundation years ago.”
FAN EXPERIENCE – “As a mother of two, I know how special family time can be,” said Tabitha Furyk. “We want all families to not only have a great time at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K, but to also have all the resources and amenities to make their time at the event smooth and uncomplicated. I’m excited to see what animals the zoo brings to our event and to enjoy some Circle K Frosters myself!”
ABOUT CONSTELLATION FURYK & FRIENDS PRESENTED BY CIRCLE K
The event will feature a 78-player field competing for a $2 million purse. The no-cut event will include Pro-Ams on Monday, October 3, Wednesday, October 5, and Thursday, October 6, followed by three rounds of tournament play October 7-9. In 2021, the tournamentgenerated more than $1.17 million for local charities and looks to grow that number in the future. All three rounds of the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K will be broadcast live 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 5,000 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 all these programs and many more.
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