2005 Writing Contest Results



Daily Columns

1, Art Spander, Oakland Tribune, Thanks to Arnold Palmer for 50 Masters 

2, Melanie Hauser, Golfweb, News Watson dreaded finally comes 

3, Jeff Babineau,, Aaron Stewart moves on with his life 

Honorable mention:   
Geoff Shackelford,, Tradition matters  
Scott Michaux, Augusta Chronicle, David Duval returns at US Open  
Vartan Kupelian, Detroit News, Tom Watson and Bruce Edwards

Ron Sirak,, Charlie Sifford shows us how far we’ve come and how far we have to go

Daily News

1, Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, First round at Whistling Straits

2, Bill Nichols, Dallas Morning News, Troon’s Postage Stamp hole delivered theatrics in the second round 

3, (tie) Melanie Hauser, Golfweb, Charles Howell III in contention in his hometown and Adam Schupak,, Byron Nelson visits his Hall of Fame exhibit 

Honorable mention:  
Joel Boyd, Chicago Sun-Times, Bruce Edwards dies on opening day of the Masters  
Glenn Sheeley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jack Nicklaus sounds serious this time
Alan Tays, Palm Beach Post, Dissolution of the Maverick Tour after the founder disappears with the money 
Adam Candee, Las Vegas Sun, Final round of the Michelin Championship 

Daily Features

1, Joel Boyd, Chicago Sun-Times, Vijay Singh is a modern Ben Hogan 

2, Jo-Ann Barnas Taylor, Detroit Free Press, Bernhard Langer

3, Jim McCabe, Boston Globe, Players and their golf balls 

Honorable mention:   
Sam Weinman, The Journal News, When bad shots are great
Ken Carpenter,, U.S. Coast Guard protects the shore during PGA Championship 
Steve Elling, Orlando Sentinel, Sean O’Hair and his twisted relationship with his father

Daily Special Projects

1, Vartan Kupelian, Detroit News, The evolving psyche of Hal Sutton through the Ryder Cup experience

2, Sam Weinman, The Journal News, The long green road of the PGA TOUR

3, Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The ramifications of Michele Wie or another woman competing on the PGA TOUR

Honorable mention:  
Sam Weinman, The Journal News, Privatization of public courses
Alan Tays, Palm Beach Post, Life on the mini-tours
Mercer Baggs,, Jeff and Kim Julian 


Non-Daily Columns 
1, Dave Kindred, Golf Digest, A Nine-Hole Match With The Devil 

2, John Feinstein, Golf Magazine, Vijay Singh 

3, Bob Verdi, Golf World, Shinnecock’s greens during the U.S. Open 

Honorable mention:  
Dave Kindred, Golf Digest, David Gaudin 
Cameron Morfit, Golf Magazine, What Makes Pat Perez One Of The Most Tempestuous Players on TOUR?  
Ron Sirak, Golf World, Tiger Woods’ burden 

Non-Daily News 
1, Michael Bamberger, Sports Illustrated, Al Geiberger’s struggle with dependency

2, Gary Van Sickle, Sports Illustrated, David Duval finds love, peace, happiness, family and home 

3, Jaime Diaz, Golf World, Irreconcilable Differences 

Honorable mention: 
Rex Hoggard, Golf Week, The death of Michael Christie
John Hawkins, Golf World, Michelle Wie takes on the men at Waialae
Jim Moriarty, Golf World,Grueling Day at Whistling Straits
Jaime Diaz, Golf World,Five steps to losing the Ryder Cup

Non-Daily Features
1, Josh Sens, Golf Magazine, Jeff Thomas Had Too Much Talent For His Own Good

2, Ted Johnson, Golf Digest, Betting the House  

3, Alan Shipnuck and Farrell Evans, Sports Illustrated, Peter Smith and Shinnecock  

Honorable mention: 
Josh Sens, Golf Magazine, Pasture Golf Is Taking The Game Back To It’s Roots 
Jim Moriarty, Golf World, Catching Up With Casey Martin 
Jeff Silverman, Sports Illustrated, Female Course Designers

Non-Daily Special Projects
1, David Owen, John Barton, Jaime Diaz, Peter Finch, Susan Reed, Guy Yocom, Golf Digest, The Buddies Play Scotland

2, Bob Carney, Peter Finch, Ron Kaspriske, Matthew Rudy, Ron Whitten, Hunki Yun, Golf Digest, Secrets in Golf

3, Tom Callahan, Tom Friedman, Chang-rae Lee, Golf Digest, Golf in Korea 

Honorable mention: 
Gene Yasuda, James Achenbach, Dave Seanor, Graham Elliott, Scott Kauffman, Golfweek, Asian Influence 
Tim Rosaforte and Nick Seitz, Golf Digest, Golden Masters for the King
Peter McCleery and John Huggan, Golf Digest, Ryder Cup moments