2004 Writing Contest Results



Daily Columns

1, George White,, After teeing it up against the men, will Annika play in another TOUR event? 

2, Melanie Hauser, Golfweb, John Daly is in trouble . . . again 

3, Lee Barfknecht, Omaha World-Herald, Golfer loses eye in club-throwing incident 

Honorable mention:   
Dave Anderson, New York Times, Tom Watson and Bruce Edwards open with 65 at the U.S. Open  
Buddy Martin, Charlotte Sun, Tom Watson and Bruce Edwards open with a 65 at the U.S. Open  
Zack McMillin, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Lee Elder should be voted into the Hall of Fame

Daily News

1, Sam Weinman, The Journal News, Annika Sorenstam’s special first round at Colonial

2, Steve Campbell, Houston Chronicle, Chad Campbell shoots 61 to take control at TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP 

3, Melanie Hauser, Golfweb, Plain and simple Chad Campbell gets his first win 

Honorable mention:  
Steve Campbell, Houston Chronicle, Hilary Lunke wins the U.S. Women’s Open  
Melanie Hauser, Golfweb, Greg Norman finds more magic at Sandwich
Lewine Mair, Daily Telegraph, Friction on the eve of the Masters 
Sam Weinman, Journal News, Ben Curtis: the most unlikely major champion in golf history 

Daily Features

1, Craig Dolch, Palm Beach Post, Gary Player auctions trophies 

2, Mike Tokito, The Oregonian, Annika Sorenstam and the affect on the LPGA

3, Vartan Kupelian, Detroit Times, The education of Michelle Wie 

Honorable mention:  
Bob Baptist, Columbus Dispatch, Dan Olsen’s perseverance
Craig Dolch, Palm Beach Post, Paul Bondeson and his demons 
Mike Tokito, The Oregonian, Struggling on the Futures Tour

Daily Special Projects

1, Laura Neal,, Four-day diary series on Annika Sorenstam playing at the Bank of America Colonial

2, David Mackintosh, Herald, Argentina, Fifty years on – why Ben Hogan would never have won the 1953 Grand Slam

3, Mercer Baggs,, Alternates on the PGA TOUR

Honorable mention:  
Joe Logan, Philadelphia Inquirer, Road trip to Myrtle Beach
Ed Sherman, Chicago Tribune, Membership policies at country clubs in the wake of the controversy over Augusta National
Adam Schupak,, Ben Hogan’s historic season 


Non-Daily Columns 
1, Dave Kindred, Golf Digest, The Killing of Augusta’s Chef 

2, Jeff Babineau, Golfweek, An antiquated rule cost Mark Roe his opportunity to win the Open Championshi 

3, James Dodson, Golf Magazine, Poet Laureate Billy Collins recalls life as a caddie 

Honorable mention:  
David Feherty, Golf Magazine, Quail hunting in Texas with Lanny Wadkins 
Rex Hoggard, Golfweek, Mourning the loss of Jace Bugg 
Rick Reilly, Sports Illustrated, Tiger Woods

Non-Daily News 
1, Seth Davis and John Garrity, Sports Illustrated, John Daly

2, Jaime Diaz, Golf Digest, Power struggle: friction and the future of women’s golf 

3, Tim Rosaforte, Golf World, Tom Watson and Bruce Edwards team up for possibly their last U.S. Open 

Honorable mention: 
Michael Bamberger, Sports Illustrated, Ty Votaw
Seth Davis, Sports Illustrated, Annika Sorenstam prepares for Colonial
Bob Verdi, Golf World, Presidents Cup controversial ending

Non-Daily Features
1, Lorne Rubenstein, Golf World, Paul Bondeson

2, Jaime Diaz , Golf Digest,  Arnie & The Gang 

3, Bill Fields, Golf World, John Schlee 

Honorable mention: 
John Barton, Golf Digest, Putt-Putt 
Jaime Diaz, Golf Digest, Lee Trevino 
Jim Gorant, Sports Illustrated, Dressing like professionals

Non-Daily Special Projects
1, Dave Seanor, Jeff Rude, James Achenbach, Jeff Babineau, John Steinbreder, Brad Klein and Alistair Tait, Golfweek, Golf tour through Scotland

2, Bob Carney, Golf Digest, Why you hate your buddies two days into your golf trip

3, Peter McCleery Golf Digest, Getting carded 

Honorable mention: 
Jon Barton, Golf Digest, Golf in Bhutan 
Bill Fields and Jim Moriarity, Golf Digest, Inside look at Pinehurst
Ryan Herrington, Golf World, How the Greater Hartford Open was saved