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This chopper isn’t par for the course

March 30, 2007
Filed under Features

In what is believed to be a first, the winner of an upcoming PGA Tour golf tournament will receive a new chopper.

Orange County Choppers, a custom bike builder featured in the “American Chopper” TV series, will be providing the new motorcycle to the 2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship winner, who besides a new bike will be pocketing $1.1 million. The tournament is scheduled for April 26-29 in Irving, Texas.

Besides the winning chopper, Orange County Choppers will build two identical bikes. One will be donated by EDS, a global technology services company, to an online auction to benefit the golf tournament’s charity. The third chopper will be retained by EDS and used to raise awareness of the Byron Nelson tournament and the charity it supports.

The bike’s features will include: chrome wheel spokes that commemorate each of Nelson’s 11 consecutive tournament victories in 1945, a PGA Tour record, and elements of wood and steel to reflect the irons and persimmon woods of the Nelson golf era.

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