2001 Writing Contest Results




Daily Columns

1, Alan Tays, Palm Beach Post, The problems course superintendents face from their owners 

2, Garry Smits, Florida Times-Union, The criticism of Arnold Palmer over the driver controversy 

3, Dave Shedloski,, Paul Azinger’s first-round lead at Hawaii 

Honorable mention:  
Garry Smits, Florida Times-Union, Bill Ford, an urban golf pioneer in Jacksonville  
Ron Green Jr., Charlotte Observer, The last days of a public golf course  
Brian Hewitt,–The best playoff no one ever saw

Daily News

1, Ron Green Jr., Charlotte Observer, Jack Nicklaus’s final round at Pebble Beach

2, Lewine Mair, Daily Telegraph, Nick Faldo’s row with Mark James 

3, Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Friends of Payne Stewart offer a tribute at Pebble Beach 

Honorable mention:  
Doug Ferguson, Associated Press, Tiger Woods at the Canadian Open  
Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal, Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open
Leonard Shapiro, Washington Post–Tiger Woods wins the British Open

Daily Features

1, Rick Dorsey, Augusta Chronicle, Profile of Jose Maria Olazabal 

2, Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News, LPGA’s 50th Anniversary

3, Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News, Twenty-fifth anniversary of Lee Elder at Augusta 

Honorable mention:  
Joe Logan, Philadelphia Inquirer, Suburban municipal course turns out to be a Donald Ross design
Vartan Kupelian, Detroit News, Tiger Woods’ impact on the PGA Tour 
Del Lemon, Austin American-Statesman, Profile of Judy Rankin

Daily Special Projects

1, Garry Smits, Florida Times-Union, Architecture dominated by former players

2, Kevin Adams, The (Hilton Head) Island Packet, The recuperation of Georgia golfer Reilley Rankin

3, Tom Kensler, Denver Post, The Tiger Woods Factor; what happens to tournaments he does not enter

Honorable mention:  
Dave Shedloski,, A series that covered Jack Nicklaus in his final full season of competitive golf
Doug Ferguson, Associated Press, Club pros debating whether to sell non-conforming clubs
Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Tiger Woods’ impact on the PGA Tour


Non-Daily Columns
1, Rick Reilly, Sports Illustrated, The official fools of golf 

2, James Dodson, GOLF Magazine: A tribute to Winnie Palmer 

3, Bill Fields, Golf World, Racial discrimination at the Masters 

Honorable mention: 
Tom Callahan, Golf Digest, Earl Woods 
James Achenbach, Golfweek, The death of John Schlee 
Lisa D. Mickey, Golf World, Founders of the LPGA

Non-Daily News 
1, Marcia Chambers, Golf Digest, Changing Face of Private Clubs

2, John Hawkins and Tim Rosaforte, Golf World, Tiger Woods’ unhappiness with the PGA Tour 

3, Brian Hewitt, Golfweek, Tiger wins WGC in Akron 

Honorable mention: 
Brett Avery, Golf Journal, Tiger Woods wins U.S. Open
Jeff Rude, Golfweek, Tiger Woods storms St. Andrews
Dave Shedloski, Golfweek, Paul Azinger’s emotional win in Hawaii

Non-Daily Features
1, Kaye Kessler, Links Magazine, Fifty years covering Jack Nicklaus

2, Dave Kindred, Golf Digest, Tiger Woods 

3, Tom Chiarella, Esquire, John Daly, Happy At Last 

Honorable mention: 
Tim Rosaforte, Golf World, Profile of Barbara Nicklaus 
John Garrity, Sports Illustrated, Notah Begay’s comeback 
Bob Verdi, Golf World, The Bittersweet Saga of Calvin Peete

Non-Daily Special Projects
1, John Steinbreder, et al, Golfweek, Is the USGA Losing Its Grip on Authority?

2, Hal Phillips, Golf Journal, Documenting the intricacies of developing a municipal golf course

3, Jeff Babineau, et al, Golfweek: Amateur Golf 2000 

Honorable mention: 
Tim Rosaforte, Golf World, Inside story of an small-town Senior PGA Tour event 
Evan Rothman, Travel & Leisure Golf., A son takes his father on a golf trip
Hal Phillips, Golf Journal, Developing a golf course on a nuclear waste dump