TIGER WOODS VOTED JUNE PGA TOUR PLAYER OF THE MONTH BY AVIS
PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., July 3, 2012 - PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Tiger Woods has been voted the June 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 received 51 percent of the votes and outpolled Webb Simpson, Marc Leishman and Dustin Johnson. The four were nominated by a panel of national media for their performances during the month of June.
During the month of June, Woods fired a final-round 67 at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance to earn his 73rd career PGA TOUR victory. With the win, Woods tied Jack Nicklaus for second all-time in PGA TOUR history behind Sam Snead's 82 victories. Woods also finished tied for 21st at the U.S. Open.
"Tiger Woods' performance in June exemplifies the world-renowned Avis 'We try harder' spirit,'" said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing officer, Avis Budget Group. "With his historic victory at the Memorial Tournament, it's no surprise that fans voted him June's PGA TOUR Player of the Month. We congratulate Tiger and are proud to donate $50,000 in his name to the Tiger Woods Foundation."
"I'm honored to win the PGA TOUR Player of the Month award and I'd like to thank all the fans that participated," Woods said. "We are doing some incredible things through my Foundation and with on-going support we can continue providing college-access programs to more underserved young people around the world. On behalf of all the kids my Foundation supports, thank you Avis."
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.
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