PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Open Championship winner Phil Mickelson has been voted the July 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 Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation.
In a fan decision on PGATOUR.COM, Mickelson outpolled Jordan Spieth, Woody Austin and Brandt Snedeker. The four were nominated by a panel of national media for their performances during the month of July.
"I really appreciate being named PGA TOUR Player of the Month for July," said Mickelson. "Amy and I thank Avis for its contribution to our foundation and the PGA TOUR as a whole."The highlight of Mickelson's month was his fifth career major championship title at The Open Championship at Muirfield. Mickelson entered the final round of the 2013 Open Championship trailing Lee Westwood by five shots, but a 5-under 66 led to a three-stroke win over Henrik Stenson. The victory was Mickelson's 42 nd career PGA TOUR title, ninth all-time. "Phil Mickelson's performance on the golf course during the month of July is praiseworthy – and the fans agree. In fact, this PGA TOUR Player of the Month honor marks the second time that Phil has received the recognition," said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing officer, Avis Budget Group. "We congratulate Phil on his success and are proud to donate $50,000 on his behalf." Founded in 2004, the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation supports a variety of youth and family initiatives through involvement with Start Smart and the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy. For more information or to vote for the PGA TOUR Player of the Month presented by Avis, visit www.pgatour.com. About Avis 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 Canada.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
- Real Money + Doug Kass + 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV