Home Center: Spanish Springs Lanes (The Villages, FL)
Career PBA 300 Games: 110
Personal: Resides in Oxford, Fla. has one 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…Serves as spokesperson for Ford Driving Skills For Life initiative...Voted as Athlon Sport's 25th-best two-sport athlete in 2014.
2019: Has best finish of 20th in PBA Scorpion Championship.
Career: Had best 2017 finish of ninth in Xtra Frame Reality Check Open...In 2016 finished second in PBA Shark Championship losing to Francois Lavoie 204-196 in title match. With a win could have been oldest to win a PBA Tour title at age 57 years, 65 days...In 2016 won Decker Appraisal Trios regional with Dick Allen and Dennis Lane to become first player to win 100 combined PBA titles...In 2015 had fourth place finish in 2015 Badger Open for first TV appearance in more than two years...In 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...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...In 2010 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...Streak of record 17 consecutive seasons with at least one title ended in 2010-11 season...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 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 “Grand 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…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…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...Won his first PBA50 Tour title in his debut event as a Senior, the Miller High Life Senior Classic. Named 2010 PBA50 Rookie of the Year...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...One of four players to earn PBA and PBA50 Player of the Year honors...Defeated Jack Jurek 240-219 to win 2014 USBC Senior Masters title for first PBA50 major. Defeated Tom Baker 268-224 to win 2014 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open for ninth career PBA50 Tour title...In 2016 won season opening PBA50 Pasco County Florida Open beating Norm Duke 245-225 in title match...In 2017 won USBC Senior Masters for 11th career PBA50 Tour title and second major defeating Andy Neuer 248-199 in title match. Became only player to win two USBC Masters and two USBC Senior Masters titles..In 2018 had three PBA50 runner-up finishes. Beat Norm Duke 259-237 in championship match to win PBA50 Storm Invitational special event for top point-getters during 2018 PBA50 Tour season...Started 2019 PBA50 Tour season with three consecutive wins to tie John Handegard for most career PBA50 Tour wins at 14...Owns 33 regional and 19 PBA50 regional titles.
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