2010 Writing Contest Results


The following is a full list of the winners, including honorable mentions. There were
444 entries in the contest. (Note: *Categories with less 20 entries had first, second and third places only; **category with fewer than 10 entries had first place only.)

DAILY COLUMNS – 1, Ian O’Connor, The Record, Mickelson shows heart in defeat;

2, Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, David Duval’s extraordinary run in the U.S. Open;
3, Doug Ferguson, Associated Press, Cink shows graciousness in Open win.
Honorable mention: Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, Soggy Bethpage Black not the usual U.S. Open test; Ron Green, Jr., Charlotte Observer, By going away, Tiger Woods can start to find his way back; Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal, Marlsaeng’s improbable journey.

DAILY NEWS – 1, Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, Presidents Cup, round two; 2, Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Yang pulls a shocker; 3, David Westin, The Augusta Chronicle, Cabrera wins three-man playoff at Masters. Honorable mention: Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wie has coming out party at the Solheim Cup; Ron Green, Jr., Charlotte Observer, Lucas Glover wins U.S. Open, proves he’s good enough; Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News, Yang beats Tiger at the PGA; Ian O’Connor, The Record, Perry loses the Masters.

DAILY FEATURES – 1, Scott Michaux, The Augusta Chronicle, Errie Ball, last living competitor in the first Masters; 2, Ian O’Connor, The Record, Rocco’s loss was Rocco’s gain; 3, Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, The 40th anniversary of George Archer’s Masters win.
Honorable mention: Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press, Public personality of Bethpage Black; Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press, Mystique of the Masters green jacket; Hank Gola, New York Daily News, Sergio returns to New York for the U.S. Open; Randall Mell, Sun Sentinel, Ernie Els and Dan Marino brought together
by their autistic children.

** DAILY SPECIAL PROJECTS – 1, Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press, African

American progress in golf slow, but optimism remains


INTERNET COLUMNS – 1, Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM, Watson’s miracle falls short; 2, Leonard Shapiro,, Tiger Woods: Who knew?; 3, Jeff Neuman,, A call to the sports therapy hotline about Tiger.

Honorable mention: Jeff Babineau,, Tiger Woods has the lead at the
PGA Championship, but doesn’t appear to be invincible; Tim Rosaforte, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus; Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM, Tom Watson loses a heartbreaker at Turnberry; Dave Shedloski,, How Lucas Glover won the 109th U.S. Open.

INTERNET NEWS – 1, Alan Shipnuck,, Tiger “death watch” begins; 2, Alan Shipnuck,, Phil Mickelson and John Daly in Memphis; 3, Cameron Morfit,, Doug Barron Faces uncertain future.

Honorable mention: Michael Bamberger,, Soldiers going to Iraq at Augusta airport; Damon Hack,, Stewart Cink ends Tom Watson’s run; Jason Sobel,, Slocum surprises at Barclays.

INTERNET FEATURES – 1, Mick Elliott, Sports, Dream still in sight for Ken Green; 2, Jason Sobel,, Arnold Palmer turns 80; 3, Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM, 10-year-old course designer.

Honorable mention: Rhonda Glenn,, Betty Jameson was a rare character; Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM, Lucas Glover wins the U.S. Open; Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM, Behind the scenes in the fitness trailer.

* INTERNET SPECIAL PROJECTS – 1, Jeff Babineau, Jim McCabe, Rich Skyzinski, Ron Balicki, Alistair Tait, James Achenbach, Adam Schupak, Bradley S. Klein, Dan Mirocha,; Memories of Payne Stewart; 2, Mercer Baggs, Randall Mell, Jay Coffin, Rex Hoggard, Rich Lerner,, An unforgettable decade; 3, Erik Peterson,, Sleeping in the car to play Bethpage Black.


NON-DAILY COLUMNS – 1, Dan Jenkins, Golf Digest Index, Old Money vs. New Money; 2, Jeff Babineau, Golfweek, Tom Watson makes a run at his sixth Open Championship; 3, Dave Seanor, Asian Golf Monthly, Futuristic look at the LPGA.

Honorable mention: Tom Coyne, Sports Illustrated, Ireland and the 9-hole game; Dan Jenkins, Golf Digest, Greg Norman-Chris Evert marriage set to the movie Casablanca; Jeff Rude, Golfweek, O’Meara’s recovery shot- from darkness to light.

NON-DAILY NEWS – 1, Alan Shipnuck and Luis Fernando Llosa, Sports Illustrated, Angel Cabrera wins Masters; 2, Jim Moriarty, Golf World, Stewart Cink defeats Tom Watson at Turnberry; 3, Jeff Rude, Golfweek, Demise of the golf writer.

Honorable mention: Beth Ann Baldry, Gene Yasuda, Golfweek, Why Carolyn Bivens
failed; Jim McCabe, Golfweek, Masters returns to its glory as Angel Cabrera beats
Kenny Perry; Jeff Rude, Golfweek, Cruel in the Sun: Cink ruins Watson’s fairytale.

NON-DAILY FEATURES – 1, Michael Bamberger, Sports Illustrated, Rory McIlroy; 2, John Feinstein, Golf Digest, Paul Goydos and the affliction that claimed his wife’s life; 3, Dave Kindred, Golf Digest, Ken Green after the accident that claimed his girlfriend, his brother and his dog.

Honorable mention: Alan Bastable, Golf Magazine, Bob Torrance; Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, Michelle Wie; John Strege, Golf World, Missy Farr-Kaye’s battle with breast cancer.

* NON-DAILY SPECIAL PROJECTS – 1, David Owen, Ron Whitten, John Barton, Roger Schiffman, Thomas L. Friedman, Golf Digest , Golf and the environment; 2, Steve Rushin, Ron Kaspriske, Ashley Mayo, Jeff Patterson, Sue Sawyer, Mike Stachura, Golf Digest, Celebration of municipal golf courses; 3, Jaime Diaz, Bill Fields, E. Michael Johnson, Tim Rosaforte, John Strege, Golf World, New groove rules.