Tom Baker

King, N.C.

Age 59 - 9/12/1954

Bowls Joined Titles Tour Earnings Total Earnings
R 1976 10 $1,827,892.00 $2,030,154.00
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2007-08 Rank: 43
Exempt Thru: 2008-09
Career PBA 300 Games: 47
Earned Exemption: Won the 2004 PBA World Championship

Personal: Tom Baker… Resides in King, N.C… Enjoys watching horse racing and working out… Was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1999 in the Veterans/Senior Category… His win in the 1997 Harrisburg Open in Harrisburg, Pa., made him the PBA's 18th millionaire… He was involved in a 300-300 match play tie with Pete Weber in the 1981 Denver Open, one of four 300-300 games in PBA Tour history.

2007-08: In the fourth year of a five-year exemption, Baker finished 43rd in the PBA World Point Rankings… Made match play in nine of 20 events… Fared well in Major events, placing 37th in the season-opening USBC Masters, 23rd in the H&R Block Tournament of Champions, 48th in the Denny’s World Championship and 22nd in the season-ending 65th Denny’s U.S. Open… Following the USBC Masters, Baker missed match play in nine of the next 11 events… Came on strong at the end of the season, posting his only top-10 finish of the season in the Bayer Classic in El Paso, Texas, finishing fifth; fell to Tommy Jones, 4-3, in a tough Round of 8 match… Made match play in each of the final four events capped by the 22nd place showing the U.S. Open.

Career: Owns 10 career PBA Tour titles including one Major title… Won the 2004 PBA World Championship at the age of 49 to earn a five-season exemption… The victory made him the oldest bowler to win the World Championship and the third-oldest to win a Major… Prior to his World Championship victory, his last win came in the 1997 PBA Harrisburg Open… Is 15 events shy of tying Ernie Schlegel for most career PBA Tour events bowled (824)… Had a career year in 1981, winning three titles… Is 45-46 in 55 career TV singles appearances, with a 214.22 average… Became eligible for the PBA Senior Tour prior to the summer of 2005, and went on to win both PBA Senior Player and Rookie of the Year honors, becoming the first bowler in history to take home both awards in the same season…Won his second consecutive PBA Senior Player of the Year award in 2006 with a record-breaking season in which he won a record-tying four titles in just nine events including both Majors… Won three consecutive titles during one stretch, a Tour record… Won his unprecedented third consecutive PBA Senior Player of the Year award in 2007, adding three more victories including his record fourth Major in the 2007 USBC Senior Masters… Now owns eight PBA Senior Tour titles in three seasons and $162,815 in PBA Senior Tour earnings... Owns nine PBA Regional Tour titles, and has earned $107,451 in regional winnings and also owns two PBA Senior Regional Tour titles… His total career PBA earnings of $1,738,163 ranks eighth all-time.

Career Standard Titles (9): 1980 – Fremont, Calif.; 1981 – Torrance, Calif.; Doubles with Joe Hutchison, Las Vegas, Nev.; Denver, Colo.; 1982 – Paris, France; 1985 – Columbus, Ohio; 1986 – Rochester, N.Y.; 1996 – Lakewood, Calif.; 1997 – Harrisburg, Pa.

Career Major Titles (1): 2004 PBA World Championship, Taylor, Mich.

Career Senior Standard Titles (4): 2006 – Chillicothe, Ohio; Tucson, Ariz.; 2007 – Brentwood, Calif.; Ballwin, Mo.

Career Senior Major Titles (4): 2005 Senior U.S. Open, Sterling Heights, Mich.; 2006 Senior U.S. Open, Las Vegas, Nev.; 2006 USBC Senior Masters, Reno, Nev.; 2007 USBC Senior Masters, Reno, Nev.

Awards: Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award (1980, '81)… PBA Hall of Fame (1999)… PBA Senior Player of the Year (2005, ’06, ‘07)… PBA Senior Rookie of the Year (2005).

Season Events Cashes Match Play TV Finals Titles Avg Earnings
PBA50 2014 Season 7 7 7 3 1 226.83 $21,385.00
2014 Season 2 0 0 0 0 214.70 $0.00
PBA50 2013 Season 10 9 7 1 1 221.17 $18,260.00
2012-2013 Season 10 5 2 0 0 218.39 $15,170.00
Senior 2012 Season 9 9 7 2 0 224.40 $14,300.00
2011-2012 Season 4 3 1 0 0 215.07 $4,780.00
Senior 2011 Season 10 10 10 5 0 223.84 $22,050.00
2010-2011 Season 4 3 0 0 0 207.11 $4,350.00
Senior 2010 Season 9 9 8 1 1 221.28 $20,450.00
2009-2010 Season 4 2 1 0 0 208.22 $4,620.00
Senior 2009 Season 11 11 9 2 0 219.74 $22,220.00
2008-2009 Season 20 19 7 0 0 211.48 $37,765.00
Senior 2008 9 9 9 3 0 221.13 $25,515.00
2007-2008 Season 20 20 9 0 0 212.22 $39,630.00
Senior 2007 12 12 12 5 3 225.72 $53,150.00
2006-2007 Season 20 20 13 0 0 216.55 $40,590.00
Senior 2006 9 9 9 6 0 226.32 $66,000.00
2005-2006 Season 21 19 10 1 0 213.69 $61,855.00
Senior 2005 10 10 10 3 1 226.97 $40,050.00
2004-2005 20 19 17 0 0 221.59 $46,870.00
2003-2004 19 10 5 1 1 213.04 $134,633.00
2002-2003 19 16 13 1 0 217.56 $46,330.00
2001-2002 18 14 4 0 0 211.83 $29,500.00
2000 15 5 1 0 0 208.40 $8,320.00
1999 22 9 5 2 0 216.27 $28,600.00
1998 26 19 12 4 0 0.00 $58,500.00
1997 25 20 14 2 1 0.00 $68,930.00
1996 27 16 6 2 1 0.00 $85,532.00
1995 27 12 3 0 0 0.00 $17,912.00
1994 22 9 4 1 0 0.00 $15,050.00
1993 26 11 3 0 0 0.00 $17,105.00
1992 28 15 4 1 0 0.00 $22,940.00
1991 33 13 6 0 0 0.00 $24,520.00
1990 33 13 8 1 0 0.00 $36,345.00
1989 31 16 7 2 0 0.00 $43,545.00
1988 31 13 6 0 0 0.00 $26,580.00
1987 33 22 14 3 0 0.00 $54,465.00
1986 30 16 9 2 1 0.00 $58,240.00
1985 33 23 14 3 1 0.00 $88,475.00
1984 30 18 12 1 0 0.00 $35,785.00
1983 29 20 13 6 0 0.00 $68,045.00
1982 32 23 16 6 1 0.00 $73,685.00
1981 29 20 15 6 3 0.00 $103,085.00
1980 26 22 15 7 1 0.00 $61,825.00
1979 28 19 12 3 0 0.00 $37,455.00
1978 16 4 0 0 0 0.00 $2,140.00
1977 29 14 5 0 0 0.00 $11,690.00
1976 11 8 4 1 0 0.00 $9,650.00
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