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Sports Illustrated win most of GWAA writing awards

Sports Illustrated dominated the annual writing contest by the Golf Writers Association of America, sweeping the news category for non-dailies and winning six out of nine possible awards.

Rick Reilly led the way for SI in the non-daily division by winning the column and features categories, along with a third-place finish in columns. Reilly has finished first in four of the last five years of the contest.

In the daily division, Ron Green, Jr. of the Charlotte Observer won first-place in news for his account of the worst player in the Dupont World Handicap Tournament. Green also won the the daily news category in 1989 while working for the Greenville News.

The winners will be honoured at the GWAA annual awards banquet April 7 in Augusta, Ga.