PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Masters champion Adam Scott has been voted the April 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 Adam Scott Foundation. In a fan decision on PGATOUR.COM, Scott earned 58 percent of the vote and outpolled Billy Horschel (Zurich Classic of New Orleans), Graeme McDowell (RBC Canadian Open) and Martin Laird (Valero Texas Open). The four were nominated by a panel of national media for their performances during the month of March. "I would like to share my appreciation for all the fans that voted for me for PGA TOUR Player of the Month presented by Avis," said Scott. "We will be able to further my foundation's mission of working with young people in Australia and Asia." Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters Tournament, defeating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of sudden death with a birdie after posting rounds of 69-72-69-69—279. The historic win was the ninth of Scott's career and he moved into the top 10 in the FedExCup standings. "We love how engaged the PGA TOUR fans are in voting each month," said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing officer, Avis Budget Group. "We're proud to name Adam Scott April's PGA TOUR Player of the Month and donate $50,000 to the Adam Scott Foundation for his achievement." The Adam Scott Foundation was founded in Australia in 2005 and expanded the Foundation to Asia in 2008. The foundation is dedicated to provide support for causes that effect youth in Australia and Asia and to best allow for positive change. The Foundation raises funds through partnerships and donations from corporate supporters and individuals with 100 percent of donations assisting planned projects.
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. 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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