Tiger Woods Voted August PGA Tour Player of the Month Presented by Avis
PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
-- PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Tiger Woods has been
voted the August 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.
In a fan decision on PGATOUR.COM, Woods outpolled Jason Dufner, Patrick Reed
and Adam Scott. The four were nominated by a panel of national media for their
performances during the month of August. This month's recognition marks the
third time that Woods has received the honor. He was named Player of the Month
presented by Avis in June of 2012 and March of 2013.
"I want to thank all of the fans who voted for me as PGA TOUR Player of the
Month and Avis for their kind contribution to my Foundation," Woods said. "At
the Foundation we believe every child deserves the opportunity to attend
college and our college-access programs help them get there. This donation is
essential in helping us reach our goals."
During the month of August, Woods won the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone
Invitational for the eighth time in his career, posting a second-round 61 at
Firestone Country Club en route to a seven-stroke victory over Henrik Stenson
and Keegan Bradley. Woods' 79 career PGA TOUR wins is three shy of Sam Snead's
all-time record of 82. With his fifth title of 2013, Woods now has 10 seasons
with five or more TOUR victories. In his other three starts in August, Woods
finished tied for second at the first FedExCup Playoff event, The Barclays,
tied for 40^th at the PGA Championship and tied for 65^th at the Deutsche Bank
"We applaud Tiger Woods' achievement and congratulate him on winning the fan
vote for PGA TOUR Player of the Month," said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing
officer, Avis Budget Group. "We are pleased to donate another $50,000 on his
behalf to his foundation."
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 5,750 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 $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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