JUSTIN ROSE VOTED MARCH PGA TOUR PLAYER OF THE MONTH PRES. BY AVIS
PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., April 11, 2012 - PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Justin Rose 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 Kate and Justin Rose Foundation.
In a fan decision on PGATOUR.COM, Rose received 60 percent of the votes and outpolled Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Tiger Woods. The four were nominated by a panel of national media for their performances during the month of March.
During the month of March, Rose won his first career World Golf Championships event, the Cadillac Championship, by one stroke over eventual Masters Tournament winner Bubba Watson. In three other March events, Rose finished in a tie for fifth place at The Honda Classic; he tied for 15th place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational; and tied for 29th place at the Transitions Championship.
"Justin Rose showcased the Avis 'We try harder' spirit in his drive to win his first World Golf Championships event," said Tom Gartland, president, North America, Avis Budget Group. "We congratulate him on the victory and for capturing more than half of the fan vote to be named the March PGA TOUR Player of the Month. We are proud to contribute $50,000 to the Kate and Justin Rose Foundation on his behalf."
"I'm very excited to have been voted the PGA TOUR Player of the Month," said Rose. "To beat out Luke, Rory and Tiger was validation that winning my first World Golf Championships at the Cadillac Championship was the biggest victory of my career. I'd like to thank Avis for their generous contribution to charity and I'm very excited about all the good things my wife Kate and I can do with the money for the children of Orlando through the Kate and Justin Rose Foundation."
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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