Scottie Scheffler Named Hickok Belt® Award Winner for April 2024


ROCHESTER, NY – Professional golfer Scottie Scheffler has been named the Hickok Belt® Award winner for April 2024. Voting was conducted by a select panel of National Sports Media Association (NSMA) members. The voters selected the 27-year-old, the number one golfer in the world, for his remarkable performance in winning the second Masters Tournament of his career. The Masters is the world’s most revered and sought-after golf title. His victory came on golf’s biggest stage at the 88th Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club. Scheffler finished 11-under par for the championship, winning by four shots over Ludvig Aberg of Sweden. Scheffler took home $3.6 million in prize money that came with the victory, including a second Masters Green Jacket.

Other finalists for April in order of how the NSMA ranked them were: Jalen Brunson (basketball), Nelly Korda (golf), Luka Doncic (basketball), Roger Suarez (baseball), and Nathan McKinnon (hockey) – TIE, Lionel Messi (soccer), Marcell Ozuna (baseball), Jeremy Swayman (hockey) and Max Verstappen (auto racing) -TIE.

Sheffler’s selection as the Hickok Belt winner for April recognizes him as “the best of the best” in professional sports for the month. It makes him the fourth candidate eligible to receive the 2024 overall award, joining Mikaela Shiffrin, Patrick Mahomes, Jannik Sinner, and other finalists throughout the year based on NSMA voting.

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