Justin Thomas Named Hickok Belt® Award Winner for May 2022

ROCHESTER, NY – Justin Thomas, one of the most popular and exciting professional golfers on the PGA Tour has been named the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of May 2022. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). Thomas was selected based on his win at the 2022 PGA TOUR Championship, the second major of his career. At the start of the final round, the 29 year old came from a 7 strokes deficit, defeating Will Zalatoris. This feat tied the largest final round comeback in the long history of the PGA Championship. In the final round, Justin Thomas capped off a dramatic ending to the tournament against leader Mito Pereira and claiming the Wanamaker Trophy for the second time.

Other finalists for the month of May in order of how the NSMA voters ranked them were: Rich Strike, (Sonny Leon – jockey) (horse racing), Jayson Tatum (basketball), Connor McDavid (hockey), Giannis Antetokounmpo (basketball), Paul Goldschmidt (baseball), Andrei Vasilevskiy (hockey), Dimitri Bivol (boxing) and Minjee Lee (golf). 

Thomas’s selection as the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of May 2022 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 overall award for 2022, joining Scottie Scheffler, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Cooper Kupp and other finalists throughout the year based on NSMA voting.