Officials at the HP Byron Nelson Championship have reinstated their “Caddy for a Caddie” promotion for this year’s PGA Tour event in Irving, meaning that the caddie for the winning golfer will receive a 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.
The 2011 Nelson will be played May 23-29 at the Four Seasons Resort. Nelson tournament chairman John Beckert said today that officials were “elated” to reinstate the promotion, which last was a part of tournament week in 2008. The promotion honors the late Byron Nelson, the tournament’s namesake who began his association with golf as a teenage caddie at Glen Garden Country Club in Fort Worth.
The most disappointed person to hear about Thursday’s announcement? It has to be Colin Swatton, caddie for Jason Day, the Fort Worth resident and reigning Nelson champion who won the event in 2010 _ the year before the promotion was reinstated.
_ Jimmy Burch