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ESPN.com's Wojciechowski wins writing awards

ESPN.com senior national columnist Gene Wojciechowski was named a double winner Thursday in the Golf Writers Association of America's annual writing contest.

Wojciechowski was one of seven first-time contest winners. His look at Kevin Na, one of the slowest players on the PGA Tour, won in the category of Internet column. His visit to look inside Rory McIlroy's hometown of Holywood, Northern Ireland, and how it was celebrating McIlroy's U.S. Open win won the Internet feature category.

Wojciechowski has been writing for ESPN.com since 1998 and also is the author of multiple books. He has received four Associated Press Sports Editors National Writing Awards and also has been honored by the Pro Football Writers Association, the Football Writers of America Association, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and the LA Press Club. He was named Illinois Sportswriter of the Year in 1997 by the National Sportswriters and Sportscaster of America.

Scott Michaux of The Augusta Chronicle also was a double winner with the GWAA. He won the daily column award for his piece remembering Seve Ballesteros and the daily special projects award for his look at Team Mickelson looking back at the 2010 Masters.

Mick Elliott, writing for espnW, received honorable mention in the Internet news category for his piece on Yani Tseng winning the LPGA Championship.

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