Palmer Honored with Byron Nelson Prize

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IRVING, Texas (AP) - Arnold Palmer has been honored with the Bryon Nelson Prize.

In accepting the prize Tuesday, Palmer said it was a "great thrill" to accept an award in Nelson's name.

The Byron Nelson Prize was established after Nelson's death in 2006. It's given to a person or organization in golf who exemplifies the ideals of "giving back."

The prize comes with a $100,000 contribution to charity. That will be made to the Arnold D. And Winifred W. Palmer Charitable Foundation, which supports hospitals for women and children.

Part of the permanent trophy Palmer received includes one of 14 unfinished wooden clocks that were found in Nelson's workshop after
he died.