Packed field Furyk & Friends boasts the presence of six Hall of Fame members and 14 major champions.

In the upcoming Constellation Furyk & Friends PGA Tour Champions event from October 6th to 8th at the Timuquana Country Club, Davis Love III, hailing from St. Simons Island, Georgia, holds a unique distinction. Among the 75 players in the field, he stands alone as the sole competitor who has clinched victory in all three prestigious categories: a major championship (the 1997 PGA Championship), multiple Players Championships (in 1993 and 2002), and a well-deserved spot in the esteemed World Golf Hall of Fame. An especially poignant memory from his Hall of Fame induction is his heartfelt speech in 2017, a touching moment when he held his granddaughter Eloise in his arms.

This event’s player roster represents a captivating journey through nearly four decades of golf history, a dynamic blend of seasoned talents and emerging stars. Among the participants, six luminaries have earned their place in the World Golf Hall of Fame, with their combined accomplishments totaling an impressive 11 major championships. Additionally, five competitors in the field have triumphed at The Players Championship.

The field, which was finalized on Saturday, will see three more players join their ranks following a Monday qualifier at the TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley.

Among the Hall of Fame members joining Davis Love III are Vijay Singh of Ponte Vedra Beach, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Bernhard Langer, and Colin Montgomerie, collectively boasting 11 major titles.

Furthermore, a constellation of other major champions will grace the fairways of Timuquana, including Jacksonville’s own David Duval, the tournament’s gracious host and Jacksonville resident, Jim Furyk, Mark Calcavecchia, John Daly, Lee Janzen, Corey Pavin, Jeff Sluman, Mike Weir, and Y.E. Yang.

Notably, Bernhard Langer, at the age of 66, stands as the elder statesman among major champions in the field. With two Masters titles to his name (the first in 1985), Langer is on the cusp of surpassing Hale Irwin’s record for the most all-time victories on the Champions Tour, needing just one more triumph to achieve this milestone, with his current tally standing at an impressive 46 victories.

In addition to Davis Love III, other Players Championship victors in the lineup include David Duval, Stephen Ames, and Fred Funk.

The top contenders in the Schwab Cup points race, including defending champion Steve Stricker, Langer, and Ames, will be vying for supremacy at Timuquana. An impressive 16 out of the top 20 players on the points list will be in attendance, setting the stage for intense competition as the season progresses, with only two tournaments remaining before the Schwab Cup playoffs.

Reference

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https://www.todays-golfer.com/news-and-events/majors/

https://www.si.com/golf/news/ranking-the-best-major-championships-of-2023-across-mens-and-womens-pro-golf

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