Walter Ray Williams Jr

Ocala, FL

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Age 54 - 10/6/1959

Bowls Joined Titles* Tour Earnings Total Earnings
R 1980 47 $4,313,176.90 $4,491,201.65
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*Note: Statistics will be updated for each tournament after it airs on television. Click here for the PBA Tour TV schedule.

Career PBA 300 Games: 93

Personal: Resides in Ocala with wife Paige Pennington and daughter Rebecca…Nickname is "Deadeye" for his accuracy in bowling and horseshoes…Six-time world horseshoe pitching champion and member of the National Horseshoe Pitching Association Hall of Fame…Graduated from Cal-Poly Pomona in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in physics…Has his own fan club, Dead-Eye Diehards, and website, www.walterray.com… Likes to play chess and golf…Has a 3 handicap in golf…Member of "Dream Team" Team USA…Four-time Team USA member including 2011...Won team and doubles gold and trios silver in 2011 PABCON Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico...Became first PBA member ever to represent the United States in QubicaAMF World Cup in 2009...Serves as spokesperson for Ford Driving Skills For Life initiative...Voted as Athlon Sport's 25th-best two-sport athlete in 2014.

2014: Has best finish of 17th in USBC Masters.

2012-13: Finished third in Chameleon Championship marking a return to a TV final for the first time in more than a season. Lost to eventual winner Scott Norton in semifinal match 236-195.,.Surpassed 5 million lifetime pinfall mark.

Career: In 2011-12 season failed to make a TV final breaking record streak of 26 seasons making at least one TV show...Rebounded on 2012 Senior Tour season winning Don Carter Memorial Senior Tour title...Streak of record 17 consecutive seasons with at least one title ended in 2010-11 season...Won 44th PBA Tour title in Great Lakes Classic in December of 2007 to become career titles leader eclipsing Earl Anthony's career mark of 43 titles. He tied Anthony's mark earlier in the season by winning the Motor City Classic...In 2009-10 season at age of 50, made a sweep of every major statistical category during the 2009-10 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour season en route to a record seventh Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year honor. Earned a record eighth Harry Smith Point Leader award…Won two titles — Motor City Open and his second USBC Masters to extend his all-time career titles record to 47…Masters title was his eighth major…Led Tour in earnings for record seventh time with $152,670…Won George Young Memorial High Average Award for a record eighth time with 222.89…Is a Tournament of Champions title away from joining Mike Aulby as the only bowlers to complete the “Super Slam,” a win in all five PBA majors…Holds both the single-season earnings record with $419,700 in 2002-03…Holds career earnings record as the first and only player to surpass the $4 million milestone with $4.4 million overall and $4.1 million on Tour)…Has won the PBA Player of the Year a record seven times (1986, ’93, ’96, ’97, ’98, 2003, 2009-10) and has won the George Young High Average Award and the Harry Smith Point Leader Award eight times each, both PBA records …Has won the PBA National/World Championship three times (2001, ’03 and ‘06), the U.S. Open twice (1998, 2003), the 1994 Touring Players Championship and 2004 and 2010 USBC Masters titles…Had a 10-match winning streak on TV over four events between Feb. 23-May 5, 1996…Owns 31 PBA regional titles and five PBA50 regional titles…Owns seven PBA50 Tour titles...Won his first PBA50 Tour title in his debut event as a Senior (Mooresville Miller High Life Senior Classic, May 2010)...Won two titles in 2012 on his way to first PBA50 Player of the Year crown...Won second consecutive PBA50 Player of the Year crown in 2013 with the help of three wins...Selected 2010 PBA50 Rookie of the Year...Joins Wayne Webb and Mark Roth as only players to earn PBA and PBA50 Player of the Year honors...Won 2014 USBC Senior Masters title for first PBA50 major. Defeated Jack Jurek 240-219 in championship match for eighth career PBA50 Tour win

Career Standard Titles (39): 1986 - Peoria, Ill.; Baltimore, Md.; Edmond, Okla.; 1987 - Miami, Fla.; Edmond, Okla.; 1991 - Tokyo, Japan; 1993 - Erie, Pa.; San Antonio, Texas; Kennewick, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Tucson, Ariz.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Homestead, Fla.; 1994 - Las Vegas, Nev.; 1995 - Rochester, N.Y.; 1996 - Kennewick, Wash.; Las Vegas, Nev.; N. Brunswick, N.J.; Rochester, N.Y; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; 1997 - Austin, Texas; N. Brunswick, N.J.; Fairview Heights, Ill.; 1998 - Erie, Pa.; Coram, N.Y.; Bay City, Mich.; Indianapolis, Ind.; 1999 - Tucson, Ariz.; 2000 - Canandaigua, N.Y.; N. Brunswick, N.J.; 2001-02 - Erlanger, Ky.; 2002-03 - Taylor, Mich.; 2003-04 - Tacoma, Wash.; 2004-05 - Wickliffe, Ohio; 2006-07 - Tokyo, Japan; 2007-08 - Taylor, Mich.; Wyoming, Mich.; 2008-09 - Lake County, Ind.; 2009-10 - Allen Park, Mich. (Motor City Open).

Career Major Titles (8): 1994 Touring Players Championship, Indianapolis, Ind.; 1998 BPAA U.S. Open, Milford, Conn.; 2001 PBA National Championship, Toledo, Ohio; 2003 U.S. Open, Fountain Valley, Calif.; 2003 PBA World Championship, Taylor, Mich.; 2004 Masters, Reno, Nev.; 2006 Denny's World Championship, Indianapolis, Ind.; 2010 - USBC Masters, Reno, Nev.

Career Standard PBA50 Tour Titles (7): 2010 – Mooresville, N.C.; 2011 - Allentown, Pa.; 2012 - Winter Garden, Fla.; Brentwood, Calif. 2013 - The Villages, Fla.; Brentwood, Calif.; Hammond, Ind.

Career Major PBA50 Tour Titles (1): 2014 -USBC Senior Masters, Las Vegas.

Awards: PBA Player of the Year (1986, '93, '96, '97, '98, 2002-03, 2009-10)… Harry Smith Point Leader Award (1993, '94, '96, '97, '98, 2002-03, 2007-08, 2009-10)… George Young High Average Award (1993, '96, '97, '98, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2007-08, 2009-10)… PBA President (1995-96 and 2001-02)… PBA Hall of Fame (1995)... USBC Hall of Fame (2005)...Ranked second to Earl Anthony on list of 50 Greatest Players in PBA History (2009)...2010 PBA50 Rookie of the Year...2012 and 2013 PBA50 Player of the Year...Seven-time Bowling ESPY Award winner.

Video Highlights:







Season* Events Cashes Match Play TV Finals Titles Avg Earnings
PBA50 2014 Season 8 8 8 3 1 232.26 $33,400.00
2014 Season 6 2 1 0 0 217.70 $3,300.00
PBA50 2013 Season 11 11 8 7 3 229.46 $41,175.00
2012-2013 Season 23 10 5 2 0 221.17 $30,529.90
Senior 2012 Season 9 9 8 5 2 233.41 $35,900.00
2011-2012 Season 14 9 1 0 0 213.90 $12,650.00
Senior 2011 Season 11 10 10 5 1 229.56 $37,400.00
2010-2011 Season 12 7 3 0 0 214.23 $24,200.00
Senior 2010 Season 6 6 6 4 1 225.49 $24,550.00
2009-2010 Season 19 19 15 5 2 222.92 $152,670.00
2008-2009 Season 21 21 17 4 1 221.27 $99,680.00
2007-2008 Season 21 20 17 8 2 228.34 $144,220.00
2006-2007 Season 19 19 14 5 1 226.37 $120,370.00
2005-2006 Season 22 22 16 3 1 223.65 $183,500.00
2004-2005 21 21 18 5 1 227.07 $131,250.00
2003-2004 21 18 14 5 2 222.69 $233,950.00
2002-2003 20 19 19 11 3 224.58 $419,700.00
2001-2002 30 23 21 8 2 217.20 $164,450.00
2000 18 15 13 7 2 219.00 $102,693.00
1999 22 18 14 5 1 224.47 $90,215.00
1998 26 20 18 10 5 0.00 $231,400.00
1997 25 23 19 13 3 0.00 $227,994.00
1996 26 23 19 10 5 0.00 $239,630.00
1995 26 21 17 7 1 0.00 $148,270.00
1994 28 27 19 11 2 0.00 $198,470.00
1993 33 29 24 15 7 0.00 $290,510.00
1992 31 20 15 4 0 0.00 $70,620.00
1991 32 27 15 8 1 0.00 $119,740.00
1990 32 25 14 3 0 0.00 $73,120.00
1989 33 22 12 5 0 0.00 $96,572.00
1988 32 25 17 9 0 0.00 $131,465.00
1987 34 25 17 4 2 0.00 $141,443.00
1986 30 23 16 9 3 0.00 $142,970.00
1985 33 21 13 1 0 0.00 $49,900.00
1984 32 16 9 0 0 0.00 $31,835.00
1983 30 16 6 2 0 0.00 $31,585.00
1982 5 2 2 0 0 0.00 $1,825.00
1981 3 0 0 0 0 0.00 $25.00
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