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The Hickok Belt Award

June 03, 2014 07:15 ET

Bubba Watson Selected as the Hickok Belt™ Award Winner for April 2014

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2014) - PGA golfer Bubba Watson has been selected as the Hickok Belt Award winner for the month of April 2014. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). Watson was selected based on his win at the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. This is Watson's second Masters victory in three years, making him the 7th golfer in history whose first two major wins came at the Masters. Watson's average driving distance of 305.63 yards off the tee including a 366-yard drive at the par-5 13th proved to be the difference in setting up the victory.

Other finalists for the month of April in order of how the NSSA voters ranked them included: LaMarcus Aldridge (basketball), Jose Abreu (basketball), LeBron James (basketball), Zach Parise (hockey), Adam Wainwright (baseball), Manny Pacquaio (boxing), Tuukka Rask (hockey), Lexi Thompson (golf), and Joey Logano (auto racing).

Watson's selection as the Hickok Belt Award winner for April 2014 recognizes him as "the best of the best" in professional sports for the month and makes him the fourth candidate eligible to receive the 2014 overall award, joining previous 2014 monthly winners Kevin Durant, Carey Price, and Tuukka Rask.

Voting for the 2013 overall Hickok Belt Award winner is now completed. The winner will be announced in the coming weeks.

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