Martin Kaymer Voted June PGA Tour Player of the Month Presented by Avis

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., July 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Martin Kaymer has been voted the June 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 Martin Kaymer Helianthus Foundation, a non-profit that will benefit children under the age of 18 through various initiatives.

In a fan decision on PGATOUR.COM, Kaymer outpolled Hideki Matsuyama, Kevin Streelman and Justin Rose. The four were nominated by a panel of national media for their performances during the month of June.

In his lone start in June, Kaymer captured his second major championship title at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, posting rounds of 65-65-72-69 for an eight-stroke victory over Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler. With the victory, Kaymer became the seventh different player to win the U.S. Open in wire-to-wire fashion, joining Walter Hagen (1914), James Barnes (1921), Ben Hogan (1953), Tony Jacklin (1970), Tiger Woods (2000, 2002) and Rory McIlroy (2011). The native of Germany is the first player to win the U.S. Open and PLAYERS Championship in the same year.

"Martin Kaymer continues to excel on the course and golf fans have taken notice," said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing officer, North America, Avis Budget Group. "We are pleased to make a donation to the Martin Kaymer Helianthus Foundation and congratulate him on his achievements this year."

"What a great honor to win the Player of the Month award," said Kaymer. "It was a good stretch of weeks for me and to top it off with this award makes me very happy. I can't think of a better way to kick start the Martin Kaymer Helianthus Foundation and I want to thank everyone who voted for me and Avis for making it possible."

For more information or to vote for the PGA TOUR Player of the Month presented by Avis, visit

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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, 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.

Amy Ackerson
Avis Car Rental

Joel Schuchmann