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Your chance to be published: Golf World's Front 9 Contest

Our increasingly-popular contest, allowing you to help us write Golf World's weekly "Front 9" magazine feature, is back. Get your name in the game's No. 1 newsweekly.

Inspired by The New Yorker's cartoon-caption writing contest, Golf World is featuring the "Front 9 Punchline Contest" in every issue. Here's how it works: Every Sunday around noon, Golf World's editors will post a Front 9 setup line to our magazine's Facebook page. We'll give you until 3 p.m. on Monday to enter your best punchline to that setup.

(An example from a recent Front 9: *Tiger Woods loses in a second round of Match Play to Nick Watney but says he can fix his putting "in about a day.") *

Golf World editors will then select the winning entry, which will appear (along with the writer's name and hometown) in that week's issue of Golf World. In addition to having their entry published in the magazine, winners will receive an official Golf World logo hat.

Hey, even if you don't have the best one, your creativity won't go unnoticed. We'll give you a shout out on our Editors' Blog: We've gotten too many quality responses to not acknowledge some of the best.

Our last winner was Michael Cooney of Seattle, whose winning entry appeared in the March 12 issue of the magazine:

The set-up line: USGA officials unveil plans for a 670-yard par 5 at the U.S. Open.

The winning punchline: "The hole will take four hours to play, as golfers will have to clear Customs before reaching the green."

-- Geoff Russell, Golf World Editor-In-Chief