JACKSONVILLE, FL – With less than 20 days until the legends of the game tee it up at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K for the inaugural PGA TOUR Champions event to be held at Timuquana Country Club, October 8-10, several competition, fan experience and community impact reminders and announcements were made today.
COMPETITION: A stellar field of many of the game’s most celebrated and accomplished players have committed to play at the Constellation Furyk & Friends presented by Circle K including a group of golfers who have combined to win 34 majors on the PGA TOUR and 46 major championships on PGA TOUR Champions. This group is highlighted by six-time major winner Phil Mickelson, whose most recent victory came at this year’s PGA Championship, four-time winner Ernie Els as well as tournament host Jim Furyk, who has victories at both the U.S. Open in 2003 and the U.S. Senior Open this year.
Other major champions in the field include three-time major champion Padraig Harrington who will make his PGA TOUR Champions debut at the event, three-time major winner Vijay Singh, two-time major winners John Daly, Lee Janzen, Bernhard Langer and Retief Goosen.
FAN EXPERIENCE: Fans can expect an exciting and welcoming atmosphere for those who love the game, but also for families or those more interested in a social atmosphere. After having the option of arriving in style by water on the Circle K Caddie (Water Taxi), one area that will surely draw all fans and is open to general admission ticket holders is the Circle K ParTee Porch.
The Circle K Caddie (Water Taxi) will be open for free general spectator transportation to and from the tournament from Friday, October 8 – Sunday, October 10 bringing a unique opportunity for fans to arrive in style while enjoying the beautiful backdrop of downtown Jacksonville from the St. Johns River. Please visit the parking section of the tournament web-site to download PDF passes for daily parking at Lot R. The Circle K Caddie will run to and from the dock every 30-45 minutes, with the last taxi leaving Timuquana Country Club 30 minutes after play ends. The Circle K Caddie will drop off behind the Timuquana Country Club clubhouse.
The Circle K ParTee Porch, located on the 7th hole is also open to the public. In the heart of the action, fans will find the Circle K ParTee Porch, which will offer incredible views of the 7th, 11th and 12th holes and feature numerous unique experiences:
Community Impact – The Constellation Furyk and Friends Champions Breakfast presented by Ash Properties will feature 18-time major champion, Jack Nicklaus; his wife, Barbara Nicklaus, and PGA TOUR Champions President Miller Brady. In addition to a memorable and intimate program for guests of the breakfast that includes one of the greatest golfers to ever tee it up, those who purchase a seat at the breakfast will also receive VIP access to the tournament in Club 58, an all-Inclusive Hospitality Suite located on the 17th hole. The breakfast will provide unique networking opportunities and sponsorship possibilities for individuals and businesses alike.
The Champions Breakfast is one of many hospitality and sponsorship options that will allow more than $1 million to be generated for Northeast Florida Charities through the event. Those interested in being a part of this incredible opportunity can e-mail [email protected].
Competition – “Fans are going to love watching the game’s very best tee it up at Timuquana Country Club with players like Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, Fred Couples and many more already committed to play at the Constellation Furyk & Friends presented by Circle K,” said tournament host Jim Furyk. “While I’ve noticed that players on PGA TOUR Champions are more accessible and open to interacting with the fans during events, when they get inside the ropes the competitive fire and will to win is still as present as ever.”
FAN EXPERIENCE – “Circle K has been hyper focused on the needs and experiences of their customers for decades and have quickly become great partners in enhancing the experience of our fans,” said Tournament Director Adam Renfroe. “The Circle K ParTee Porch will be one of the main destinations for fans out on the golf course during tournament week and the Circle K Caddie will give our fans a truly unique way to arrive at the event in style.”
COMMUNITY IMPACT – “Jim and I started our foundation as a way to give back to the greater Jacksonville community which has been our home for two decades and has given us so much,” said co-founder Tabitha Furyk. “As a former Columbus girl and Ohio State Buckeye, to have Jack and Barbara Nicklaus be a part of our inaugural event this year is truly remarkable. With events like the Champions Breakfast and other truly bucket-list opportunities at the Constellation Furyk and Friends presented by Circle K, we will be able to provide a lasting impact through this event to the community that we call home.”
About Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K – The event will feature an 81-player field competing for a $2 million purse. The no-cut event will include Pro-Ams on Monday, October 4, Wednesday, October 6, and Thursday, October 7, followed by three rounds of tournament play October 8-10. 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, will bring 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 4,000 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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