2000 Writing Contest Results



DAILY COLUMNS — 1, James Achenbach,, Arnold Palmer at 70; 2, Leonard Shapiro, Washington Post, Johnny Miller at the Ryder Cup; 3, Melanie Hauser, Golfweb, Tom Lehman: It’s OK To Cry. 

Honorable Mention: John Huggan, The Scotsman, Ryder Cup; Rick Dorsey, Augusta Chronicle, Final round of the Masters; Ron Green Sr., Charlotte Observer, Final round of the U.S. Open.

DAILY NEWS — 1, Ron Green Jr., Charlotte Observer, final round of U.S. Open; 2, Ed Sherman, Chicago Tribune, final round of British Open; 3, Ron Green Jr., Charlotte Observer, Payne Stewart’s death.

Honorable mention: Del Milligan, Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger, Payne Stewart’s memorial service; Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News, Payne Stewart’s memorial service; Eddie Sefko, Houston Chronicle, (Payne Stewart’s memorial service).

DAILY FEATURES —  1, Glenn Sheeley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Daly’s scary decision; 2, Michael Mayo, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Paul Runyan: Masters original; 3, Ron Green Jr., Charlotte Observer, closing of an old course.

Honorable mention: Jim McCabe, Boston Globe, Ryder Cup pressure; Ward Clayton, Augusta Chronicle, Hootie Johnson of Augusta National; Glenn Sheeley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Allen Doyle and his driving range.

DAILY SPECIAL PROJECTS —  1, Ed Sherman, Chicago Tribune, Golf in the 21st Century; 2, Lorne Rubenstein, Toronto Globe and Mail, Manufacturers’ battle; 3, Alan Tays, Palm Beach Post, Robot testing.

Honorable mention: Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Golf in the 21st Century; Ed Sherman, Chicago Tribune, Sagging sales in the golf industry; Joe Logan, Philadelphia Inquirer, Playing the Old Course for the first time.


NON-DAILY COLUMNS — 1, Rick Reilly, Sports Illustrated, Jean Van de Velde’s collapse; 2, John Feinstein, GOLF Magazine, Tom Meeks at the U.S. Open; 3, Jeff Rude, Golfweek, Payne Stewart’s death. 

Honorable mention: Dave Shedloski, On The Links Magazine, U.S. Open course setup; Chris Millard, Senior Golfer, Ryder Cup prediction; John Feinstein, GOLF Magazine, Caddies getting the ax.

NON-DAILY NEWS —  1, Jeff Rude, Golfweek, What Was Van de Velde Thinking?; 2, Tim Rosaforte, Golf World, Payne Stewart’s memorial service; 3, Bill Fields, Golf World, Casey Martin gets his Tour card.

Honorable mention: Brian Hewitt, Golfweek, Another victory for Karrie Webb; Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, Rich Beem’s victory at the Kemper Open; Tim Rosaforte, Golf World, John Daly’s decision to return to drinking and gambling.

NON-DAILY FEATURES — 1, Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated, David Duval profile; 2, Mike Purkey, GOLF Magazine, John Daly profile; 3, Lisa Mickey, Golf World, Kathy Whitworth profile.

Honorable mention: Tom Callahan, Golf Digest, Doug Sanders profile; Michael Bamberger, Sports Illustrated, Jeff Maggert’s fresh start; Jaime Diaz, Sports Illustrated, U.S. Open qualifiers.

NON-DAILY SPECIAL PROJECTS —  1, Mike Purkey, et al, GOLF Magazine, State of the Game (seven-part series); 2, Hal Phillips, Golf Journal, Golf course on a nuclear waste dump (four-part series); 3, Mark Seal, Golf Digest, Ball Wars.

Honorable mention: Dave Seanor, et al, Golfweek, Millennium Special Issue; John Garrity, Sports Illustrated, Hidden gems of Scottish golf; Gene Yasuda, et al, Golfweek, Analysis of the LPGA (three-part series).