AVIS extends partnership with PGA TOUR; onboards Xander Schauffele as brand ambassador

This agreement has solidified AVIS's position as the official rental car provider for the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, and Korn Ferry Tour through 2028.

The leading car rental company, AVIS has announced a multi-year extension of its successful partnership with the PGA TOUR, the premier organization for professional golf tournaments in North America.

This agreement has solidified AVIS’s position as the official rental car provider for the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, and Korn Ferry Tour through 2028.

The announcement comes alongside the car rental company welcoming Xander Schauffele, the reigning Olympic gold medalist and eight-time PGA TOUR champion, as a brand ambassador. This strategic alliance strengthens AVIS’s brand image during the peak summer travel season.

Brian Oliver, PGA TOUR Executive Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, said, “For nearly 15 years, AVIS has safely and reliably gotten PGA TOUR athletes, staff and fans to their next destination. The flexibility and availability offered by AVIS is critical when conducting multiple tournaments around the world on a given week, and we are delighted to continue our longstanding relationship with them into the future.”

Jessica Kornacki, Vice President, Marketing, AVIS, said, “AVIS is proud to extend its long-standing relationship with the PGA TOUR. Our team of 25,000 driven employees are honoured to be trusted with the travel plans of PGA TOUR athletes, staff and millions of fans. As the busy summer travel season kicks off, there’s no better time to hit the road in your AVIS rental car and enjoy a thrilling PGA TOUR event.

“We are thrilled to be working with Xander Schauffele and his team. He’s an exceptional athlete whose dedication to his craft makes him the perfect partner and we look forward to breaking more records together.”

The extended partnership has ensured AVIS’s continued presence at PGA TOUR events, offering convenient transportation for players, caddies, and attendees. This aligns perfectly with AVIS’s “Plan on Us” campaign, highlighting its commitment to customer satisfaction and adaptability.

Furthermore, Xander Schauffele’s reputation for precision and consistency on the golf course mirrors AVIS’s commitment to quality service. Throughout the upcoming FedExCup season, the rental agency will leverage the PGA TOUR partnership and Schauffele’s endorsement to connect with golf enthusiasts and solidify its position as a leader in the car rental industry.

Commenting on the partnership, Schauffele said, “AVIS is known the world over as being a leader in its field, and the car rental brand who is always there when customers need them, even when plans change. I’m delighted to partner with them and look forward to us both delivering great results together.”

By aligning with the prestigious PGA TOUR and a world-class athlete like Xander Schauffele, the car hire company positions itself to deliver a winning experience for both golf fans and travellers alike.

With over 5,500 locations in 165 countries, Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries are a globally recognized brand. A pioneer in the car rental industry, AVIS is renowned for its customer loyalty and innovation. Avis Budget Group, Inc. owns and licenses the AVIS brand throughout the world.

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