Brian Gay Voted January PGA TOUR Player of the Month Presented by Avis
PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
-- PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Brian Gay has been voted
the January PGA TOUR Player of the Month presented by Avis. As the official
rental car company of the PGA TOUR, Avis will make a $50,000 contribution to
charities supported by Gay, split between Birdies for the Brave and the St.
Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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In a fan decision on PGATOUR.COM, Gay outpolled Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods
and Russell Henley. The four were nominated by a panel of national media for
their performances during the month of January.
"I'm proud to have been voted the PGA TOUR Player of the Month for January,"
said Gay. "My goal for this year was to come out focused, energized and
believing in my ability to win golf tournaments. The win at the Humana
Challenge and the Avis award have been an incredible beginning to the 2013 PGA
TOUR season. My wife, Kimberly, and I thank Avis for their $50,000
contribution that will go to Birdies for the Brave and St. Jude Children's
The highlight of Gay's month was his fourth career PGA TOUR title at the
Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. Gay overcame a
six-stroke deficit on the final day, posting a 9-under-par 63 to force a
playoff with Charles Howell III and David Lingmerth. Gay then won the playoff
with a birdie on the second playoff hole. Gay also tied for 24^th at the Sony
Open in Hawaii and tied for 31^st at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
"We are honored to recognize Brian Gay and celebrate his dedication and focus
to the game," said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing officer, Avis Budget Group.
"We congratulate Brian on being named January's PGA TOUR Player of the Month
and are proud to support Birdies for the Brave and the St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital in his name."
For more information or to vote for the PGA TOUR Player of the Month presented
by Avis, visit www.pgatour.com.
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approximately 5,200 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long
history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top
brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For
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