JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jim Furyk’s new golf tournament is approaching.
The Constellation Furyk & Friends event at the Timuquana Country Club is less than five months away and more and more details of the event are coming into focus.
A very big one: get ready for a spotlight on downtown Jacksonville for the October 4-10 event on the Donald Ross designed course. While most of the events in the area typically take place in the St. Johns County area, Furyk brings this event to the heart of Jacksonville. The Champions Tour includes some big names including Furyk, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, John Daly and Vijay Singh.
The big change in one tournament at TPC Sawgrass and one in the Ortega community of Jacksonville is obviously a locale. Sawgrass is across from the beach and St. Augustine is an easy 25 minute drive on the A1A.
Timuquana is in the middle of Jacksonville. So why not take advantage of Duval County’s benefits? Furyk, whose 2003 US Open Championship is one of his 17 PGA Tour wins, and his wife Tabitha have been preparing the parts for the event since they announced it to the 2020 players.
“I’ve spoken to a lot of the players on the PGA or the Champions Tour and they said, ‘Hey, I can’t wait for your event, where are we going?’ I said, “You will stay downtown.” Almost all of them say, “I’ve never seen downtown,” said Furyk.
“You may have competed in 20 Players Championships but never seen downtown Jacksonville. So we want to show our city what it has to offer. The beautiful river. We want to bring in some fans across the waterway. “
The event shifted from the original charity aspect of Furyk & Friends to a complete stop on the Champions Tour and a five-year deal with Timuquana. The three day tournament will be broadcast nationwide on the Golf Channel.
Furyk said Tuesday that he found the setup on the Ross course to be conservative in the first year of the Timuquana event.
“I think you could see some big momentum swings in the last four holes, you can see a bit of that with the water at The Players, 16, 17, 18,” said Furyk. “You have a lot of risk-reward going into the game and I think it will make for a great end to the tournament.”
The tournament includes a concert on October 5th at Daily’s Place. The musical act hasn’t been announced yet, but previous headliners included Scotty McCreery, Chase Rice, and Darius Rucker.
It is the first Champions Tour event in the region since the end of the five-year running of the Legends of Golf event in 2002 on the World Golf Hall of Fame golf courses. This event later moved to Savannah.
Tickets for the event are available now. Some of the highlights are:
• Tickets for daily rounds are $ 25. Three-day passes for the October 8-10 event are $ 60.
• Young people under the age of 17 are free with an adult ticket.
• Military cards for Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, Retirees, and Veterans are free.
• Tickets to Club 58, a venue named for Furyk’s Best Round on the PGA Tour, are available as upgraded hospitality purchases. It includes an autumn bar and free food and drinks.
• You can find more information about tickets and how to buy them here.
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