Haas Green Jenkins Win GWAA Awards


Champions Tour player Hubert Green, over-50 two-tour star Jay Haas and author Dan Jenkins have been honored with three awards given by the Golf Writers Association of America.
Green, a former U.S. Open and PGA champion who underwent treatment to remove cancerous growths from his tonsils and tongue and came back to play on the Champions Tour in 2004, won the Ben Hogan Award, given annually to an individual who has continued to be active in golf despite a physical handicap or serious illness.

The 51-year-old Haas, who chose to play predominantly on the PGA Tour in 2004 and surprised more than a few by playing his way onto the 2004 Ryder Cup team and finishing in the top 30 money winners, is the ASAP/Jim Murray Award winner for 2004. That award recognizes a player for cooperation, quotability and for accommodation to the media and for reflecting the most positive aspects of the working relationship between athletes and journalists.
Jenkins, who started his writing career while still in high school and went on to define a new era of sports writing during his time at Sports Illustrated, won the William D. Richardson Award, given annually to recognize an individual who has consistently made an outstanding contribution to golf.
They will be honored, along with GWAA Players of the Year Vijay Singh, Annika Sorenstam and Craig Stadler, at the Annual GWAA Awards Dinner, April 6 in Augusta, Ga.