OREANDA-NEWS. After a Saturday-best round, which landed Smylie Kaufman in the final pairing at the 2016 Masters, golf's newest sensation told the world in an interview 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 Thursday'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, Alabama, to deliver a new 2016 Nissan Murano when Kaufman returns home. The Nissan Murano is assembled at Nissan's plant in Canton, Mississippi.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. 

About Nissan Motor Co.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history.