PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., June 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Adam Scott has been voted the May 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 outpolled Martin Kaymer, Brendan Todd and J.B. Holmes. The four were nominated by a panel of national media for their performances during the month of May. Scott, who moved to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking the week of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in May, went on to win the Crowne Plaza event in a playoff over Jason Dufner. Scott's 11 th career PGA TOUR title completed the "Texas Slam" for the Australian, becoming the first player to win all four PGA TOUR events conducted in the Lone Star State – the Valero Texas Open, Shell Houston Open, HP Byron Nelson Championship and the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. This is the second time Scott has been named PGA TOUR Player of the Month since Avis teamed up with the PGA TOUR to enhance the "Player of the Month" award program in 2012. He was also named PGA TOUR Player of the Month in April 2013 following his Masters Tournament victory. "Adam Scott's dedication, performance and achievement on the golf course in May is a great example of what the PGA TOUR Player of the Month award is all about," said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing officer, North America, Avis Budget Group. "We're delighted that fans agree. We are honored to once again donate $50,000 on his behalf." The Adam Scott Foundation was founded in Australia in 2005 and expanded to Asia in 2008. The Foundation is dedicated to providing support for causes that affect 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.
"Thank you to all of the fans who voted for me for PGA TOUR Player of the Month presented by Avis," said Scott. "This donation from Avis will assist in furthering my foundation's mission of working with young people in Australia and Asia."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 5,450 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 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China. 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 more than 1 billion 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 2013, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $133 million for local and national charitable organizations and in early 2014 the TOUR's all-time charitable contributions surpassed $2 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, FL.
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