Boo Weekley Voted May PGA TOUR Player of the Month Presented by Avis
PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
-- PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Boo Weekley has been
voted the May 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
be split by two charities, Vision of Hope and Christ's Starfish Foundation.
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In a fan decision on PGATOUR.COM, Weekley outpolled Tiger Woods, Sang-Moon Bae
and Derek Ernst. The four were nominated by a panel of national media for
their performances during the month of May.
"After battling some injuries the last few years, I'm excited to be able to be
back playing the type of golf I know I'm capable of playing," said Weekley.
"I'd like to thank the fans that voted for me, and my thanks to Avis for their
generous contribution to Vision of Hope and Christ's Starfish Foundation, two
charities I am involved with that make a difference in many people's lives."
Weekley earned his third career PGA TOUR title at the Crowne Plaza
Invitational at Colonial, carding a final-round 4-under-par 66 to overtake
third-round leader Matt Kuchar. Weekley moved from No. 28 to No. 6 in the
FedExCup standings with the victory. In his other three starts in May, Weekley
finished T58 at the Wells Fargo Championship, T48 at THE PLAYERS and missed
the cut at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
"PGA TOUR fans continue to enthusiastically participate in the voting process
each month," said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing officer, Avis Budget Group.
"We welcome Boo Weekley into the Player of the Month ranks and are proud to
support Vision of Hope and Christ's Starfish Foundation in his honor."
Vision of Hope is a Christian-based non-profit organization that serves young
adults with physical and developmental disabilities in Northwest Florida and
Alabama. Christ's Starfish Foundation works with children confined to local
children's hospitals by providing assistance to them through the child life
specialists. The Foundation also assists families of non-cancer patients who
are experiencing financial hardships due to their child's illness.
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 5,750 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 $130 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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