Guaranteed Rate PBA Super Slam Player Spotlight: Thomas Larsen
Thomas Larsen became the fourth player to earn a spot in the Guaranteed Rate PBA Super Slam when he won the USBC Masters Apr. 4 in Reno, Nev.
Larsen, who qualified as the second seed for the USBC Masters stepladder finals, defeated Spencer Robarge in the semifinal match and Jesper Svensson in the championship match to claim the title. It was Larsen’s first career major title and third PBA Tour title overall.
The following week, Larsen made it to match play in the U.S. Open and finished 19th, moving him to ninth on the PBA Playoffs points list.
The Guaranteed Rate PBA Super Slam, a special event paying $100,000 to the winner, will feature all five major champions from the 2021 Guaranteed Rate PBA Tour season bowling a single game to determine seeding. The player with the lowest score will be eliminated and the four surviving players will be seeded into the semifinals.
Guaranteed Rate PBA Super Slam Competitors
Kyle Troup (PBA Players Championship)
François Lavoie (PBA Tournament of Champions)
Tom Daugherty (PBA World Championship)
Thomas Larsen (USBC Masters)
Chris Via (U.S. Open)
Guaranteed Rate PBA Super Slam Competition Format
Bowlero Annandale – Annandale, Va.
Live on FOX April 18 at 12:30 p.m. ET
Match 1: All five players bowl one game (lowest score eliminated)
Match 2: No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed
Match 3: No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed
Championship match: Winner of match 2 vs. Winner of match 3
About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2020, the PBA launched PBA Jr., a club for elite youth bowlers under the age of 17 and the PBA Pinsiders, a membership for fans of the sport. For more information, please visit PBA.com.