2014 Writing Contest Results


The following is a full list of the winners, including honorable mentions.
There were 485 entries in the 2014 contest


DAILY COLUMNS — 1. Ron Green Jr., Global Golf Post, Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt;;
2, John Garrity,, Groundhog Day for Mickelson; 3, news/phil-mickelson-finishes-second-us-open-2013-merion Dave Kindred., Some Kind of Wonderful.

Honorable mention: Ryan Lavner,, Phil’s Best Wins British; Alan Shipnuck, USGA Stands Tall on Ban; Mike Purkey, Global Golf Post, Meeting a Challenge.

DAILY NEWS – 1, Ian O’Connor,, Rose Arrives on Father’s Day;;
2, Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, Hail the Great Seizer; 3, Alan Bastable,, Masters What-if for Tiger.
Honorable mentions: Michael Bamberger,, The Story Behind Tiger’s Masters Ruling; Doug Ferguson, Associated Press, Mickelson’s Claret Jug; Jim McCabe,, Legends Turn Out for Quigley; Randall Mell,, Inbee Park Overcomes Doubts.
DAILY FEATURES – 1, Gary Van Sickle,, Courage After Fire, Jason’s Story;; 2, Gary D’Amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Danielsons Stay on Course; 3, Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News, Remembering Hogan’s Caddie.
Honorable mention – Hank Gola, New York Daily News, Annie Park’s Wild Ride; Ian O’Connor,, LaCava Proud Newtown Native; Jason Sobel,, Curious case of Chris Couch.
NON-DAILY COLUMNS – 1, Jerry Tarde, Golf Digest, Tiger’s Mulligan; ; 2, Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, Case for Jason Dufner; 3, Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, Golf With Steph Curry
Honorable mention – Michael Bamberger, Sports Illustrated, Tiger Rules; Martin Kaufman, Golfweek, Julian’s Message of Dignity; Jim McCabe, Golfweek, Tears Flow for Bones.

NON-DAILY NEWS – 1 , Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated, Inside Rory’s Big Deal;
2, Michael Bamberger, Sports Illustrated, Bishop Rocks (The Boat); 3, Jim Moriarty, Golf World, Mickelson’s Masterpiece
Honorable mention – John Garrity, Sports Illustrated, Adam’s Reign; Jim McCabe, Golfweek, Rose, Merion Validated; Geoff Shackelford, Golf World, Muirfield Frustrates Tiger.
NON-DAILY FEATURES – 1, Alan Bastable, Golf Magazine, Wally’s World;; 2, Jeff Silverman, Golf World, Golf in a POW Camp; 3, Jim Moriarty, Golf World, Spieth Rocks Golf World.

Honorable mentions – Michael Bamberger, Sports Illustrated, Life with Bub; John Feinstein, Golf World, Tim West, Mr .Monday; John Garrity, Golf Magazine, Feherty on Feherty.
SPECIAL PROJECTS – 1, Gabriel Thompson, Jaime Diaz, Max Adler and Bob Carney, Golf Digest, How Latinos Impact American golf; 2, Alan Tays, Mercer Baggs and Bailey Mosier,, Remembering Francis Ouimet; 3, Jeff Ritter,, Course Survives Drug
Honorable mention – Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News, U.S. Open at Merion, Preview; Adam Schupak, Golfweek, Mini-tours, Big Promises; Ron Sirak, Golf Digest, The Fox and The Peacock.
Contact: Melanie Hauser
Golf Writers Association of America or 713.782.6664