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Golf World boasts record haul in annual Golf Writers awards contest

February 24, 2012

Golf World won a record 12 awards, including three first-place honors, in the annual Golf Writers Association of America writing contest.

Golf World Executive Editor Ron Sirak's article on the European Tour deepening its roots in the Middle East earned him his second-career win in the Non-Daily Special Project category. John Feinstein won first place in Non-Daily Columns category for his piece on athletes needing to remember they are accountable for what goes on in their own lives and Chris Millard took first place in the Non-Daily Features category for his profile of Verne Lundquist, who delivered the call on Nicklaus' putt at the 17the hole of the 1986 Masters. These awards were the first GWAA wins for Feinstein and Millard. The 12 awards were the most in a single year for Golf World.

Golf World also won three second place awards, three third place awards and three honorable mentions. Golf Digest and received two second place awards and three honorable mentions.

All of the winners will be honored at the GWAA's annual awards dinner on April 4 in Augusta, Georgia.

-- Staff