2007 Writing Contest Results



Daily Columns

1. Bruce SelcraigThe Irish Times, “Ireland holds its Ryder Cup on mundane Americanized resort course” 

2. Thomas BonkLos Angeles Times, “Byron Nelson and his birthday” 

3. (tie) Ian O’ConnorThe Journal News, “Tiger’s unlikely tribute to his dad”
Ron SalsigAlameda Sun, “Losing it in Q-school” 

Honorable mention:   
George KimballBoston Herald, “Darren Clarke” 
Jim McCabeBoston Globe, “Making the cut after a rain delay” 
Ian O’ConnorThe Journal News, “Mickelson’s Wipeout at Winged Foot” 
Jeff SilvermanThe Wall Street Journal, “The Joy of Not Keeping Score” 
Art SpanderOakland Tribune, “Earl Woods must have loved watching from on high” 

Daily News

1. Dave HackenbergToledo Blade“Ogilvy walks through back door to U.S. Open title” 

2. (tie) Ron Green, Jr.Charlotte Observer, “Phil Mickelson’s epic collapse at Winged Foot” 
Leonard ShapiroWashington Post, “Europe wins Ryder Cup”; 

3. Sam WeinmanThe Journal News, “Phil Mickelson’s collapse at Winged Foot opens the door for Geoff Ogilvy” 

Honorable mention:  
Doug FergusonAssociated Press, “Europe reigns in the Ryder Cup” 
Hank GolaNew York Daily News, “Phil Mickelson blows the U.S. Open” 
Ed ShermanChicago Tribune, “Tiger/British Open” 

Daily Features

1. Ian O’ConnorThe Journal News“The making of Phil Mickelson” 

2. Jim McCabeBoston Globe, “Tiger’s chip-in at Augusta – a year later”

3. Alan TaysPalm Beach Post, “Jack Nicklaus’ 1986 Masters re-examined 20 years later” 

Honorable mention:   
Doug FergusonAssociated Press, “Two years later Hal Sutton moves on” 
Ian O’ConnorThe Journal News, “Ben Crenshaw’s caddie Carl Jackson” 
Gary SmitsFlorida Times Union, “Thanksgiving trip to Iraq for four PGA Tour players” 

Daily Special Projects (includes Internet Special Projects)

1. (tie) Randall MellSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel, “Plans to redesign Coral Ridge have divided a community” 
Sam WeinmanThe Journal News, “How U.S. Opens at Winged Foot have shaped the modern game”

2. Mercer, “Post-Katrina golf in New Orleans”

3. Scott MichauxAugusta Chronicle, “What Tiger’s 1997 Masters win has meant to golf”

Honorable mention:  
Melanie Hauser, Helen Ross, Dave, “How Tiger’s grown in a decade – count the ways and impact” 
Tod LeonardSan Diego Union-Tribune, “Political battle over the future of Torrey Pines” 
Gary Van, “Caddying for Andy North” 


Internet Columns 
1. David“Michelle Wie’s record on the LPGA Tour”

2. (tie) Helen, “Phil Mickelson loses U.S. Open on final hole” 
Brian, “PGA Championship at Medinah”

3. (tie) Jeff, “Chris DiMarco returns to competition after the death of his mother” 
Gary Van, “Money doesn’t matter anymore on the PGA Tour”

Honorable mention:   
Melanie, “Simple things made Byron Nelson happy” 
Matt, “Course setup at Winged Foot” 
John, “Hootie Johnson steps down as Augusta National and Masters Chairman” 

Internet News

1. Gary Van“Ryder Cup belongs to Darren Clarke”

2. Brian, “Billy Mayfair returns from cancer”

3. Pete, “Charlie Sifford honored at the University of St. Andrews”

Honorable mention:   
Melanie, “Trevor Immelman wins last Western Open” 
Alex, “How Lehman made his picks” 
Helen, “Tiger wins British Open” 
David, “Trip Kuehne” 

Internet Features

1. Lisa D.“Johnston looks for a way to heal”

2. Jason, “Life Lessons of the Futures Tour”

3. Melanie, “Keith Clearwater returns for a new chapter in his life”

Honorable mention:   
Jason Scott, “Mountain Lake golf” 
Lisa D.“Tampa woman rises from First Tee program to become touring pro” 
Gary Van, “Masters spectators face a challenge” 


Non-Daily Columns 
1. Rick ReillySports Illustrated“Father’s tribute to late son” 

2. (tie) Michael BambergerSports Illustrated, “Tiger misses the cut at the U.S. Open” 
Jeff RudeGolfweek, “David Feherty Unmasked” 

3. Dan JenkinsGolf Digest, “Ryder Cup”  

Honorable mention:  
James AchenbachGolfweek, “Kindness of Tim Simpson” 
Bill FieldsGolf World, “Putting Phil Mickelson’s fall at Winged Foot into historical perspective” 
Dave KindredGolf Digest, “Trip to Scotland topples high profile lobbyist” 
Ron SalsigGolf Today, “Golf tournament in Weed, California” 

Non-Daily News 

1. Bill FieldsGolf World“Unraveling the mysterious death and complicated life of Jim Simons”

2. Jeff RudeGolfweek, “Mickelson Meltdown Hands Open to Ogilvy” 

3. Bill FieldsGolf World, “Byron Nelson passes away at 94” 

Honorable mention: 
John HawkinsGolf World, “Behind the U.S. Ryder Cup loss” 
Jim MoriartyGolf World, “Tiger Woods Wins PGA Championship” 
Ron SirakGolf World, “Carolyn Bivens’ bumpy start” 

Non-Daily Features
1. Jim MoriartyGolf World“Tiger Woods and Walter Hagen”

2. Jaime DiazGolf Digest, “Roberto DiVicenzo”  

3. James AchenbachGolfweek, “Iraq’s first golf course”  

Honorable mention:  
Jeff Babineau Golfweek, “Darren Clarke at the Ryder Cup” 
Connell BarrettGolf Magazine, “The Unfunny Life of David Feherty” 
John GarritySports Illustrated, “Revisiting New Orleans” 
John HawkinsGolf World, “Tiger Woods’ 2006 season” 

Non-Daily Special Projects
1. (tie) Jaime DiazGolf Digest“Musicians and golf” 
Guy YocomGolf Digest“Jack Nicklaus’ 1986 Masters twenty years later”

2. (tie) Dave ShedloskiMemorial Magazine, “Swing coaches” 
John Antonini, Ryan Herrington, E. Michael Johnson, Tim Rosaforte, Matthew Rudy, Dave ShedloskiGolf World, “Baby Bombers grip it and rip it”

3. John Barton, Tom Callahan, Bob Carney, David Owen, Charles P. PierceGolf Digest, “Golf and life in Ireland” 

Honorable mention: 
John GarritySports Illustrated, “Talking with Golf Ghosts” 
Larry OlmstedCigar Aficionado, “China’s Mission Hills” 
David OwenGolf Digest, “Experiencing Dubai”