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Boo Weekley Voted May PGA TOUR Player of the Month Presented by Avis
Monday, June 10, 2013
Boo Weekley Voted May PGA TOUR Player of the Month Presented by Avis08:30 EDT Monday, June 10, 2013
PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Boo Weekley 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 be split by two charities, Vision of Hope and Christ's Starfish Foundation.
In a fan decision on PGATOUR.COM, Weekley outpolled Tiger Woods, Sang-Moon Bae and Derek Ernst. The four were nominated by a panel of national media for their performances during the month of May.
"After battling some injuries the last few years, I'm excited to be able to be back playing the type of golf I know I'm capable of playing," said Weekley. "I'd like to thank the fans that voted for me, and my thanks to Avis for their generous contribution to Vision of Hope and Christ's Starfish Foundation, two charities I am involved with that make a difference in many people's lives."
Weekley earned his third career PGA TOUR title at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, carding a final-round 4-under-par 66 to overtake third-round leader Matt Kuchar. Weekley moved from No. 28 to No. 6 in the FedExCup standings with the victory. In his other three starts in May, Weekley finished T58 at the Wells Fargo Championship, T48 at THE PLAYERS and missed the cut at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
"PGA TOUR fans continue to enthusiastically participate in the voting process each month," said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing officer, Avis Budget Group. "We welcome Boo Weekley into the Player of the Month ranks and are proud to support Vision of Hope and Christ's Starfish Foundation in his honor."
Vision of Hope is a Christian-based non-profit organization that serves young adults with physical and developmental disabilities in Northwest Florida and Alabama. Christ's Starfish Foundation works with children confined to local children's hospitals by providing assistance to them through the child life specialists. The Foundation also assists families of non-cancer patients who are experiencing financial hardships due to their child's illness.
For more information or to vote for the PGA TOUR Player of the Month presented by Avis, visit www.pgatour.com.
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.
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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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