TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola to offer fans a Taste of Atlanta
Cabrera, McNeil move up in FedExCup standings
July 08, 2014
- Universal Joint featured at Taste of Atlanta
ATLANTA – Tournament officials announced today that for the first time in tournament history, the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola will bring two Atlanta-based restaurants, Fox Brothers Barbecue and Universal Joint, on-site as a part of the tournament’s new Taste of Atlanta. Taste of Atlanta furthers the event’s focus on upgrading the fan experience for the finale of the FedExCup Playoffs at to East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Sept. 10-14.Both restaurants, along with many other interactive fan areas will be located in the new SoCool Zone near the driving range.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is an award-winning barbecue restaurant located just south of Little Five Points in Atlanta. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q cooks their meat low and slow. Known for their renowned Beef Brisket, the Fox brothers have brought a bit of their Texan roots to Atlanta. Although the meat stands on its own, the Fox brothers developed a sauce that mixes the flavors of Texas with the heat of the South. Their "Sweet with Heat" sauce is tomato-based with a hefty splash of vinegar and southern sweetness, with a subtle blast of Texas heat. For more info, visit http://www.foxbrosbbq.com.
“Fox Bros Bar-B-Q is very excited to have the opportunity to do what we do every day at our little joint on Dekalb Ave. -- bring our award winning BBQ to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake," said Owner and Pitmaster Jonathan Fox. "Fox Bros and the TOUR Championship will be a Smoking Combo!”
Located just minutes from East Lake Golf Club at the corner of East Lake Drive and Oakview Road, Universal Joint offers good beer and great food with a friendly neighborhood atmosphere and an easygoing bar scene. Menu items will include smoked wings, tacos and brisket nachos. For more information, please visit http://www.ujointbar.com.
"Universal Joint looks forward to bringing its quality food and neighborhood friendly atmosphere to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. It is our hope that this will be the first of many years towards a successful partnership,” said Marc Brennan, Universal Joint’s Owner.
“We are looking at a number of ways to give fans more for their entertainment dollar at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola,” said Executive Director Tom Clark. “Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Universal Joint bring unique and delicious alternatives to our traditional options for our fans. These are just the start of new and exciting ways that we are going to make the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola even better for our fans.”
With his victory at The Greenbrier Classic, two-time major champion Angel Cabrera moved from 158 to No. 54 in the season-long FedExCup standings. The win is Cabrera’s third of his PGA TOUR career with 39 additional wins worldwide. Cabrera is trying to reach the TOUR Championship for the second time in his career and the first since 2009.
Billy Hurley III, who held the outright second- and third-round lead this week at The Greenbrier Classic, entered the final round with a two-stroke cushion over Cabrera, but it was Cabrera who stole the show with a 6-under 64 (including a hole out for eagle from 176 yards on the par-4 13th hole). The 44-year-old native and resident of Cordoba, Argentina, closed with weekend rounds of 64-64 to finish 16-under 264, two strokes clear of George McNeill.
Cabrera is the oldest winner on TOUR this season and joins John Senden as players in their 40s with a victory in 2014-15. By comparison, 14 players in their 30s have won (17 wins) and 13 in their 20s (15 wins). Senden was 42 years, 10 months and 27 days old when he won the Valspar Championship.
McNeill turned in the round of the day with a 9-under 61. McNeill’s 61 is one shy of the low round on TOUR this season, an 11-under 60 by J.J. Henry during the first round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
McNeill’s round included an ace with a 4-iron from 219 yards on the par-3 eighth hole. It marks the second ace of his career and 12th on TOUR this season. His first ace came on the second hole during the first round of the 2011 OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
The runner-up finish moves McNeill from No. 60 into the top 30 at No. 29.