Golden Lanes (Simpsonville, SC)
Age 35 - 11/2/1978
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Personal: Nickname "T.J."…Single, has one daughter...Enjoys golf in his spare time…Lists golf and college football as his favorite sports to watch and the Duke Blue Devils as his favorite sports team…Ranks Patrick Allen as his toughest opponent…Was a standout shortstop and pitcher for four years in high school…Won the 1999 USBC Open Championships All-Events title…Member of Junior Team USA in 1996 and returned to the Team USA “Dream Team” in 2008 after international play was opened up to professionals…Seven-time member of Team USA including 2014...Bowled a 300 game in the WTBA Junior World Youth games in Hong Kong, becoming the first youth to accomplish that feat...Finished second in 2011 Qubica/AMF World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa losing to winner Jason Belmonte 2-1 in best of three game title match...Won gold nedal in doubles and team, and silvers in trios and all-events in 2012 PABCON Championships...Won silver(team) and bronze (trios) in 2013 WTBA World Bowling Championships.
2014: Was member of 2014 Silver Lake Atom Splitters team that won Elias Cup by defeating L.A. X 4-2 in finals...Finished second in PBA Bear Open losing to Ronnie Russell 234-154 in championship match...Finished fifth in Summer Swing Oklahoma Open losing to Jason Belmonte 187-171 in opening stepladder match.
Career: In 2012-13 won Kingdom International Open in Saudi Arabia for 15th career Tour title. Defeated Michael Mak of Hong Kong twice, 247-218 and 268-258 in two-game title match. Successfully defended his International Bowling Championships title in Japan by defeating Sean Rash in championship match 209-204. Win was first World Bowling Tour major. Finished fourth in Tournament of Champions losing to Sean Rash in second TV match 247-233...Won four titles each in 2004-05 and 2005-06, earning the PBA Player of the Year Award for 2005-06 after winning the 63rd U.S. Open and leading the Tour with $301,700, the third-highest single season earnings of all-time…Won two titles each in 2006-07 and 2007-08…His second victory in 2006-07 came in the Tournament of Champions and gave him the PBA record for shortest time between first and 10th titles (two years, six months and seven days, breaking Dick Weber’s 45-year-old record by just four days)… Had a 15-match TV win streak snapped early in 2005-06, one shy of the longest win streak record held by Jim Pencak…Jones, Mike Aulby, Jason Belmonte and Chris Barnes are the only players to win both the PBA Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards…Was member of New York City WTT KingPins team, owned by tennis legend Billie Jean King, which won inaugural PBA League Elias Cup in 2013...Owns nine PBA Regional titles.
Career Standard Titles (13): 2004-05 – Yokohama, Japan; Lakewood, Colo.; West Babylon, N.Y.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; 2005-06 – Tokyo, Japan; Tulsa, Okla.; Norcross, Ga.; 2006-07 – Wickliffe, Ohio; 2007-08 – Reno, Nev.; West Babylon, N.Y.; 2009-10 - Tokyo; 2012-13 - Inazawa City, Japan; Kingdom International Open, Saudi Arabia.
Career Major Titles (2): 2005-06 – 63rd U.S. Open, North Brunswick, N.J.; 2007 PBA Tournament of Champions, Windsor Locks, Conn.
Awards: PBA Player of the Year (2005-06)…PBA Rookie of the Year (2001-02)…Ranked 30th on list of 50 Greatest Players in PBA History in 2009.
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