2013 Writing Contest Results


The following is a full list of the winners, including honorable mentions. There were a record 546 entries in the contest.

DAILY COLUMNS – 1, Dave Seanor, Yahoo! Sports, The false promise of Tiger Woods;–golf.html 2, Jeff Rude,, Vivid memories of Hogan and Nelson; 3, John Hopkins,, In praise of the Amateur
Honorable mention: Ron Borges, Boston Herald, PoulterHeist; Steve Eubanks,, A Selah for Furman; Jim McCabe,, Remembering Furman Bisher;
Josh Sens,, Invited to The Country Club, finally.

DAILY NEWS – 1, Ron Green, Jr., Charlotte Observer, McIlroy slays field in PGA Championship;
2, Brian Wacker,, Bubba is part artist, part magician; 3, Ian O’Connor,, Olympic’s
16th Hole doomed Furyk.
Honorable mention: Tony Dear,, Win by Els is bittersweet; Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, A new name in Masters lore; Jay Flemma,, Triple Double at Winged Foot.
DAILY FEATURES – 1, Jason Sobel,, More to The Jungle Bird; 2, Lisa Mickey, New York Times, A path to opportunity; 3, Jeff Babineau,, Good attitude a must at Open. Honorable mention: Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel; Chuasiriporn left game behind; Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, Rory’s future is limited only by his drive; Jim McCabe,, Euro teammates trust Poulter; Alan Tays,, Back on course after accident.
NON-DAILY COLUMNS – 1, Beth Ann Baldry, Golfweek, Creamer’s tearful farewell to Pops; 2, Jim McCabe, Golfweek, Jack: Heart of a champion spans generations; 3, Ron Sirak, Golf World, Pepper’s pardon.
Honorable mention – Jeff Babineau, Golfweek, A band of believers; Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, Dufner is golf’s coolest man; Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, Rory is not Tiger.

NON-DAILY NEWS – 1, Tim Rosaforte, Golf World, No rest for Rory; 2, Damon Hack, Sports

Illustrated, Red Storm Rising; 3, Michael Bamberger, Sports Illustrated, Phil wins, Tiger loses at Pebble.
Honorable mention – Jim Moriarty, Golf World, Beach Party, Rory wins PGA; Jeff Rude, Golfweek, Duval returns to Lytham; Curt Sampson, Golf World, Collectibles, bidding for history; Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, Rory, globe-trotting star.
NON-DAILY FEATURES – 1, Jaime Diaz, Golf Digest, Billy Casper, Out of the darkness; 2, Gary VanSickle, The Memorial, Education of Tom Watson; 3 (tie) Steve Rushin, Gof Digest, Bad to the Bone and Jeff Silverman, Golf World, Book worms.
Honorable mention – Jim Moriarty, Golf World, Upside-down world of Randy Simmons; Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, How Jhonny V made good; Stina Sternberg, Golf Digest, Christina Kim: Tears of a clown.
SPECIAL PROJECTS – 1, Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, Best Sunday ever; 2, Guy Yocom and John Huggan, Golf Digest, Rowdy Ryder Cup at Kiawah; 3, Gregg Dewalt, Times Daily, Revisiting Robert Trent Jones Trail.,191069
Honorable mention: Mercer Baggs, Rex Hoggard, Randall Mell and Jason Sobel,, The year 1912 and how it changed the game; Peter Finch and Stina Sternberg, Golf Digest, How golf really treats women; Scott Michaux, Augusta Chronicle, Charl Schwartzel, rise of a natural.