Professional Golfer Jon Rahm Wins April 2023 Hickok Belt® Award


ROCHESTER, NY – Professional golfer, Jon Rahm, has been named the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of April 2023. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). The voters selected the 28-year-old, the number one golfer in the world, for his epic performance in the April 6, 2023 Masters Tournament, the most revered golf tournament. Rahm captured his first green jacket, and the second major victory of his career and became the second Spaniard to win a major. It came on golf’s biggest stage. Rahm completed the final round three-under 69 to finish 12-under.

Other finalists for the month of April in order of how the NSMA ranked them included: Jimmy Butler (basketball), Gerritt Cole (baseball), Evans Chebet (road racing), Helen Obiri (road racing), Max Muncy (baseball), Roope Hintz (hockey), Laurent Brossoit (hockey), Carlos Alcaraz (tennis) and Petra Kvitova (tennis).

Rahm’s selection as the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of April not only recognizes him as “the best of the best” in professional sports for the month, it also makes him the third candidate eligible to receive the 2023 overall award, joining Mikaela Shiffrin, Damian Lillard and other finalists throughout the year based on NSMA voting.

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