Tiger Woods Voted March PGA TOUR Player of the Month Presented by Avis
PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., April 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
-- PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Tiger Woods has been
voted the March 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 Tiger Woods Foundation.
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In a fan decision on PGATOUR.COM, Woods earned 61 percent of the vote and
outpolled Michael Thompson (The Honda Classic), Kevin Streelman (Tampa Bay
Championship presented by EverBank) and D.A. Points (Shell Houston Open). The
four were nominated by a panel of national media for their performances during
the month of March. This month's recognition marks the second time that Tiger
Woods has received the honor. He was named Player of the Month presented by
Avis last June.
"I want to thank all of the fans that voted for me as PGA TOUR Player of the
Month and Avis for their generous contribution," Woods said. "This means a lot
to me and my Foundation, helping us provide even more first-generation
students with the opportunity to attend college and plan their path to a
Woods won both of his PGA TOUR starts in March to take over the lead in the
FedExCup standings. At the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship
(March 7-10), Woods finished two strokes clear of Steve Stricker to earn his
17^th career World Golf Championships title. Two weeks later at the Arnold
Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard (March 21-24), Woods defeated
Justin Rose by two strokes, winning the event for a PGA TOUR record-tying
eighth time (Sam Snead/Greater Greensboro Open). His 76th and 77th career PGA
TOUR wins moved him within five wins of all-time leader Snead's 82 victories.
"We congratulate Tiger Woods on his success in the month of March and for
being the first player to be voted PGA TOUR Player of the Month more than
once," said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing officer, Avis Budget Group. "We're
proud to donate $50,000 in his name once again."
Since its inception in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father, Earl, the Tiger
Woods Foundation has reached millions of underserved young people through
unique college-access programs. For scholars in grades 5-12, the Tiger Woods
Learning Centers provide hands-on experiences in science, technology,
engineering and math while the Earl Woods Scholarship Program provides
admissions counseling, college scholarships, dedicated mentors, specialized
internships and vital workshops.
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.
About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring
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.
The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the
organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
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