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2012 PGA TOUR Rewind
The 2012 PGA Tour season will be remembered most as a year that was both exciting and highly unpredictable. Mixed in with several colossal collapses were some spirited comebacks and brilliant performances.
AVIS, the official rental car of the PGA Tour, began a very cool program this year, where the fans got to vote for each month’s outstanding PGA Tour player … and AVIS then donated $50,000 to that player of the month’s favorite charity.
Avis golf ambassador Steve Stricker unwrapped the new year with a big win at Kapalua. But Johnson Wagner’s quiet top ten finish sent him to the island of Oahu, with a boatload of confidence. He captured a hard fought win at the SONY Open in Hawaii. And the fans responded and voted Johnson Wagner the first ever Avis player of the month.
In February it was Phil Mickelson who responded…with a win at Pebble Beach and a runner up in LA …he became the player of the month.
England’s Justin Rose had banged on the door of a World Golf Championship a number of times. In March at Doral he broke through, holding off a hard charging Rory McIlroy. The fans voted Justin the Avis player of the month.
In April, fan favorite Bubba Watson played the shot of the year and shortly thereafter slipped into the coveted green jacket. After a solid finish in his defense at the Zurich Classic, Bubba garnered the April player of the month.
Rickie Fowler’s faithful followers knew it wasn’t a question of IF but WHEN Rickie’s first PGA Tour win would come. The question was answered in May propelling Rickie to player of the month honors.
The performance of Tiger Woods at the Memorial was highlighted by a miracle shot that rivaled Bubba’s at Augusta. Tiger’s long awaited victory in Jack’s tournament gave the fans ample reason to vote Tiger the June player of the month.
July player of the month Ernie Els quieted any doubters when he took advantage of a faltering Adam Scott and triumphed at the British Open.
Rory McIlroy’s 2012 season was truly one for the ages from start to finish. But a totally dominating triumph at the PGA Championship signaled the beginning of a phenomenal two-month stretch that not only resulted in Rory being voted the August player of the month, but virtually made him a lock as player of the YEAR.
In 2012 the players performed and thanks to AVIS, their charities benefited.