2002 Writing Contest Results




COLUMNS — 1, George White,, Most golfers wear saddle oxfords, but not Sammy Rachels; 2, Melanie Hauser,, Tom Lehman tries to heal after tragedy; 3, Scott Michaux, Augusta Chronicle, The impact of course changes at Augusta National.

Honorable Mention: Steve Adamek, The Record, Jim Thorpe comes from a place that no longer exists; Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Tiger Woods, lonely at the top; Tim Rosaforte,, Tiger completes the Slam;

NEWS — 1, Len Shapiro, Washington Post, The PGA TOUR after September 11; 2, Doug Ferguson, Associated Press, September 11 on the PGA TOUR; 3, Gareth Clary, Mobile Register, Tiger’s win at the Masters.

Honorable mention: Jim McCabe, Boston Globe, Sunday’s wild regulation finish at the U.S. Open; Scott Michaux, Augusta Chronicle, Scope of changes at Augusta National; Pat Sullivan, San Francisco Chronicle, Tiger Woods injured by fan

FEATURES – 1, John Boyette, Augusta Chronicle, Vijay Singh profile; 2, Len Shapiro, Washington Post, Introducing Ty Tryon; 3, Ron Green Jr, Charlotte Observer, A visit with Peggy Kirk Bell.

Honorable mention: Jim McCabe, Boston Globe, The trials of Q-school; Howard Richman, Kansas City Star, Casey Martin needs a ruling; Glenn Sheeley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bobby Jones’ last round.

SPECIAL PROJECTS – 1, Ed Sherman, Chicago Tribune, Tiger Woods roots; 2, Glenn Sheeley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Crucible: Tales from the back nine at Augusta National; 3, Adam Schupak,, Profiling the Hall of Fame class of 2001.

Honorable Mention: Adam Barr,, Driving to Augusta; Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The assault on scoring records.


COLUMNS – 1, Jeff Rude, Golfweek, BUY.COM Tour a closed shop for young players; 2, David Feherty, Golf Magazine, Wish Upon a Star; 3, Brad King, Links, Supreme Court decision was in error.

Honorable mention: James Dodson, Golf Magazine, A Lifelong Crusade; Dave Kindred, Golf Digest, William Powell built his own course; Dave Seanor, Golfweek, Postponing the Ryder Cup was a missed opportunity to assume leadership.

NEWS – 1, John Hawkins, Golf World, Tiger Woods completes his slam; 2, Michael Bamberger, Sports Illustrated, Unplayable Lies;  3, Tim Rosaforte, Golf World, The day golf stood still.

Honorable mention: John Hawkins, Golf World, David Duval’s British Open win; Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, Hank Kuehne abroad; Ron Sirak, Golf World, September 11 impact on New York area golf clubs and private courses.

FEATURES – 1, Tom Callahan, Golf Digest, Karrie Webb; 2, Michael D’Antonio, Golf Magazine, Forgotten Men; 3, Brian Hewitt, Golfweek, Fort Worth: The Soul of American Golf.

Honorable mention: Jaime Diaz, Golf Digest, Lewis Chitengwa; Tim Rosaforte, Golf World, Retief Goosen; Mike Stachura, Golf Digest, David Ledbetter Academy.

SPECIAL PROJECTS – 1, John Hawkins and Tim Rosaforte, Golf Digest, Ryder Cup Recollections; 2, John Garrity, Sports Illustrated, Destruction and rebuilding of the University of Florida golf course; 3, John Hawkins, Golf Digest, Hitting to the 17th green at Sawgrass.

Honorable mention: Dave Anderson, Golf Digest, Catching up with players from the 1955 Deepdale Calcutta scandal;  Jeff Barr, et al, Golfweek, Golf on Mondays; Bruce Selcraig, High Country News, Building golf courses on New Mexico Indian Reservation.