Nissan offers new Murano to emerging golf star Smylie Kaufman

(April 11, 2016) NASHVILLE — After a Saturday-best round, which landed Smylie Kaufman in the final pairing at the 2016 Masters, one of golf's new rising stars told the world in an interview on CBS that he lived at home with his parents and drove a 2008 Nissan Murano. Now Nissan is offering to upgrade him to the all-new 2016 Murano.

"No matter who wears the green jacket at the end of the day, Smylie is already a winner in our book," said Jeremy Tucker, Nissan North America vice president of Marketing Communications and Media.

"From his hole-in-one on Wednesday's par three event to his great round on 'moving day' we're impressed by his poise at Augusta and were thrilled to hear of his choice of wheels at home."

Nissan has arranged with Benton Nissan of Hoover in Birmingham, Ala., to deliver a new 2016 Nissan Murano when Kaufman returns home. The Nissan Murano is assembled at Nissan's plant in Canton, Miss.