JACKSONVILLE, FL – When tickets went on sale for the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K, fans were promised great golf, food, music, hospitality and more at the inaugural PGA TOUR Champions event to be held at Timuquana Country Club, October 8-10. Tournament officials today fulfilled the music element of that promise, announcing Darius Rucker with opening act Scotty McCreery for the FURYK & FRIENDS Concert. The October 5 concert, presented by SRS Distribution, is a salute to our service men and women.
Fans who purchase any tournament ticket starting at $25, will have access to purchase a concert ticket for $50. The concert will be held at 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, FL, 32202, with tickets available now at www.ConstellationFurykandFriends.com.
“Outside of the amazing golf that will take place at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K, we are planning to have a great time celebrating our community here in the greater Jacksonville area and this concert will be a big part of that celebration,” said Foundation President Tabitha Furyk. “Darius Rucker has been a friend and supporter of FURYK & FRIENDS for many years and having him be here to kick off our tournament week is a perfect fit. The one thing Darius might love as much as music is golf, so we are excited to see him bring his enthusiasm and energy to our event.”
Dan Tinker, President & CEO of SRS Distribution added, “At SRS, our mission statement is simply to make money, have fun, and give back. On behalf of our over 6,000 team members, our 70,000+ customers, and all our industry partners, we are honored to help do our part to make the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS one of the top destinations on PGA TOUR Champions every year. We share Jim and Tabitha’s love for golf, music, food, fun, and giving back. We also stand united behind every veteran of this great country and will be welcoming 1,000 of them with free admission to the concert. We owe our entire way of life and freedom to them all.”
Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the music industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish, who have sold more than 25M albums worldwide including their Diamond-certified debut Cracked Rear View, which remains among the Top 10 best-selling studio albums of all time. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, Rucker has earned a new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart, including RIAA Platinum-certified Learn to Live and True Believers, plus nine No. 1 singles at Country radio. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his 8x Platinum version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” one of the top five best- selling Country songs of all time. He recently co-hosted the 54th annual CMA Awards and topped the charts at Country radio once again with “Beers And Sunshine” in February. Follow-up single “My Masterpiece” is available everywhere now as Rucker puts the finishing touches on a forthcoming album.
Delivering more than 130 online performances for fans, Country radio, charitable events, and media outlets, opener Scotty McCreery had one thought in the back of his mind this last year: readying new music for fans when he could again return to the road. Between his livestream concert on Sept. 4, 2020, “Live from the Ryman,” with his full band being the first to welcome any audience back into the Ryman (limited capacity) and their Dec. 2, 2020 stripped-acoustic livestream from Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre, McCreery has been thinking a lot about what his show will look and feel like when in-person again and especially what he wants to say. That time is upon him with the launch of his You Time Tour this month.
“This last year I was glad to get more ‘you time’ with my wife Gabi than ever before, as well as a lot of ‘you time’ with some of my favorite songwriters via Zoom as we created new songs for the upcoming album,” reflects McCreery, who has been in the studio this year with producers Aaron Eshuis, Frank Rogers and Derek Wells. “And now that we’re able to tour again, I cannot wait to get back on the road and have some ‘you time’ with fans this summer. This song’s message and timing really hit home for me and I hope we keep a few things like the intention of the time we spent with others this last year as we look ahead. I, for one, will never take going to a show or playing music live for fans for granted after this last year without it.”
The North Carolina native released “You Time” last September as the first single from his upcoming new album which he plans to put out in the Fall. Written by McCreery, Rogers and Eshuis, the song is rising steadily on Country radio.
Jim Furyk and his wife Tabitha, residents of Northeast Florida for over two decades, launched their Foundation in 2010 to bring awareness and funding to charities throughout the region. In September of 2020, Jim joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on PGA TOUR Champions. In addition to his 17 career PGA TOUR titles, Furyk represented the United States on seven Presidents Cup teams and nine Ryder Cup teams, highlighted by his 2018 captaincy in Paris. The former University of Arizona golfer, who notched a major championship title at the 2003 U.S. Open, became the first player in TOUR history to post 58 when he did so in the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship. To date, he is the only player in history with two sub-60 rounds in TOUR-sanctioned events (59, 2013 BMW Championship).
Timuquana Country Club is a 1923 Donald Ross design and has hosted a number of national, state and local tournaments, including the 2002 United States Senior Amateur Championship. The renowned course, which sits on the banks of the St. Johns River, was the home club for 13-time PGA TOUR winner David Duval.
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 was created to bring the community together to increase awareness and funding for programs that support education, healthcare, nutrition and safety for at risk children and families. These programs include: Hope for the Holidays, which packs over 4,000 holiday meal bags 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, which provides medical 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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