Burton was a star at a young age. "Bo" won his first championship in Louisville in 1964 when he was just 22 years old. Seventeen more titles followed, including the BPAA U.S. Open in 1978. He was named the Sporting News Player of the Year in 1970. Also won the 1976 Masters and the 1978 AMF Grand Prix of Bowling. Finished his career with $763,782 in Tour earnings.