The winner of the HP Byron Nelson Championship will receive one of those really big checks that you only ever see on television, but his caddie will receive something much, much larger. The winner's caddie will receive a Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, which retails for $73,840 and gets quite a bit pricier when tacking on options. Not a bad prize for toting a bag for four days.
This will be the first "Caddy for Caddie" promotion since Cadillac gave away a XLR-V at the 2008 Byron Nelson Championship. Hit the jump to read over the GM press release.
[Source: General Motors]
The tournament will be played Memorial Day weekend, May 23-29, at the Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving. Byron Nelson, for whom the tournament is named, caddied in his youth before starting a hall-of-fame golf career.
The tournament last held the Caddy for Caddie promotion in 2008. A Cadillac XLR-V was awarded to Tony Navarro when Adam Scott sunk a 48-foot birdie putt on the third playoff hole of the championship that year.
For more information on the promotion, visit the tournament website for the Caddy for Caddie release.