Tournament co-hosts Tabitha and Jim Furyk promise something for everyone at this year’s Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K and that will include kids and families when the tournament returns to Timuquana Country Club on Oct. 2-8.
Fans can secure tickets now (complimentary for youth 17 and younger with a ticketed adult) for this Jacksonville community event knowing that they will see a collection of the game’s true legends and fan favorites like John Daly, Ernie Els, Jerry Kelly, Rocco Mediate, Colin Montgomerie, Davis Love III and Mike Weir.
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. 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.
Located on the 7th green, the Circle K ParTee Porch is a 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.
TacoLu returns to the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS for the third straight year and will once again provide great tacos and margaritas.
Publix Tailgate Village food trucks (located between the 17th and 18th holes):
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 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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).
For The Kids
Designed as a family-friendly event, Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS has something for everyone, and with the youth ticket policy and complimentary spectator parking, a family or a youth organization can enjoy an incredible day at the tournament at a low cost. Once on site, families have a variety of entertainment options in addition to golf inside the ropes.
At the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS, VyStar Credit Union will again provide complimentary tickets to all three tournament rounds (Oct. 6-8) for active duty, military reserves, members of the National Guard, retired military, veterans and dependents with valid IDs. These tickets come with access to the VyStar Patriots Outpost, which offers great views of the action near the 7th and 8th holes along with free food and beverage and discounted bar items.
The tournament will also have a shuttle running from the Naval Base to the Bobby Jones Gate for all military members and families. Parking will be available at Hangar 511 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. all three days of competition.
Broken Bow Records multi-platinum star Dustin Lynch will be the headline act for the Furyk Foundation Concert. Lynch will kick off the week of golf, music, impact and outright fun with a special performance at Daily’s Place on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Concert ticket prices start at $29.99 and the link can be found at constellationfurykandfriends.com/concert or on Ticketmaster. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS is shaping up to be a star-studded affair once again in 2023 as commitments continue to roll in from some of golf’s most accomplished players. A strong contingent of PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions major winners including John Daly, Ernie Els, Jerry Kelly, Rocco Mediate, Colin Montgomerie, Davis Love III and Mike Weir are all scheduled to tee it up at Timuquana Country Club.
Since bursting onto the golf scene with his surprise victory at the 1991 PGA Championship, Daly’s mammoth drives and colorful personality have made him a fan favorite for more than 30 years. In addition to his PGA Championship win, Daly also took home the Claret Jug at the 1995 Open Championship at St. Andrews. He finished T7 this past week at the Sanford International and has played well at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS, with a T31 in 2021 and a T19 last year.
Known as “The Big Easy” due to his smooth swing and six-foot three-inch frame, Els has enjoyed an accomplished career that includes 19 PGA Tour wins and 47 international victories, including two U.S. Opens and two Open Championships. His success has continued since joining PGA Tour Champions, where he has added three more wins and 41 top-10 finishes in 74 starts, including a T4 at the inaugural Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS.
Kelly hails from Wisconsin along with Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS defending champion Steve Stricker. After a solid three-win PGA Tour career, Kelly has only gotten better with age, as two senior major championship wins at the Kaulig Companies Championship are among his 11 career PGA Tour Champions titles. He’ll look to find the winner’s circle again at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS, where he logged a T7 finish in 2022.
The affable Mediate is best known for going toe-to-toe with Tiger Woods at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. While that major championship victory wasn’t in the cards for Mediate, he did go on to win the 2016 Senior PGA Championship as one of his four PGA Tour Champions titles. He’ll look to improve on a T30 result at last year’s Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS.
The pride of Scotland, Montgomerie accumulated 42 international wins on his way to being inducted into the World Golf Fame in 2013. The eight-time DP World Tour Order of Merit winner was also a Ryder Cup stalwart for the European team, making eight appearances as a player and captaining the victorious 2010 team. After close calls at numerous major championships throughout his career, he finally broke through on PGA Tour Champions with two Senior PGA Championship wins and a U.S. Senior Open title. Montgomerie is in good form with top-10 finishes in two of his last three events as he looks to add to his tally of seven career PGA Tour Champions victories at this year’s Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS.
The son of a PGA Professional, Love III had a memorable and emotional major championship win at the 1997 PGA Championship. His 21 career PGA Tour victories also included wins at the 1992 and 2003 PLAYERS Championship. After competing as a player six times in each event, Love III captained the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team and 2022 U.S. Presidents Cup team to convincing wins. The St. Simons Island resident has an affinity for Timuquana Country Club, logging T11 and T7 finishes in the first two editions of the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS.
In 2003, Weir became the first left-handed player to win The Masters, prevailing in a playoff over Jacksonville resident Len Mattiace. A native of Canada, Weir will captain the 2024 Presidents Cup international team when they square off against Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS host and U.S. team captain Jim Furyk in Montreal. The eight-time PGA Tour winner will be looking for his second career PGA Tour Champions victory when he tees it up at this year’s Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS.
For full details of this event, go to constellationfurykandfriends.com.