Brandt Snedeker Voted February PGA TOUR Player of the Month Presented by Avis
PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
-- PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Brandt Snedeker has been
voted the February 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 the Brandt and Mandy Snedeker Foundation.
In a fan decision on PGATOUR.COM, Snedeker outpolled Phil Mickelson, John
Merrick and Matt Kuchar, earning 45 percent of the votes. The four were
nominated by a panel of national media for their performances during the month
"I really want to thank all of the fans who voted for me for PGA TOUR Player
of the Month," said Snedeker. "My wife, Mandy, and I are grateful to Avis for
their sponsorship of this program. We will use the money that comes with this
honor to help our Foundation in Nashville."
During the month of February, Snedeker won the AT&T Pebble Beach National
Pro-Am and finished runner-up at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in his two
starts. In capturing the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Snedeker posted
rounds of 64-66-65-65 for his fifth career PGA TOUR win. He was the first AT&T
Pebble Beach winner since Vijay Singh (2004) to post four rounds in the 60s
and his 267 total broke the tournament's 72-hole record of 268 held by Mark
O'Meara (1997) and Mickelson (2007).
"We applaud Brandt Snedeker's dedication, focus and success during the month
of February," said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing officer, Avis Budget Group.
"We congratulate Brandt on being named February's PGA TOUR Player of the Month
and are delighted to contribute $50,000 to the Brandt and Mandy Snedeker
Foundation on his behalf."
For more information or to vote for the PGA TOUR Player of the Month presented
by Avis, visit www.pgatour.com.
Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with
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
more information, visit www.avis.com.
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professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA
TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver
substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back,
generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in
which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to nearly 945 million households
in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments
are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable
giving. In 2012, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $122 million
for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of
charitable contributions to more than $1.8 billion.
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organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
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