Walter Ray Williams

Walter Ray resides in Ocala with wife Paige Pennington and 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,… Likes to play chess and golf…Has a 3 handicap in golf…Member of "Dream Team" Team USA…Four-time Team USA member including 2011...Won team and doubles gold and trios silver in 2011 PABCON Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico...Became first PBA member ever to represent the United States in QubicaAMF World Cup in 2009. 

2010-11: After one of his best seasons in 2009-10 Williams had one of his worst failing to win a tournament breaking his record of 17 consecutive seasons with at least one PBA Tour title...Extended string of seasons with at least one television appearance to 26 with regional telecast appearance in Dick Weber PBA Playoffs...Had season-best finish of sixth in GEICO Shark Championship...Ranked 33rd in earnings ($24,200) and 44th in average (214.23). 

Career: 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 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…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 “Super 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 with $4.3 million overall and $4.1 million on Tour)…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…Owns 30 PBA Regional titles…Owns two Senior Tour titles. Won his first PBA Senior Tour title in his debut event as a Senior (Mooresville Miller High Life Senior Classic, May 2010)...Selected 2010 Senior Rookie of the Year. 

Career Standard Titles (39): 1986 - Peoria, Ill.; Baltimore, Md.; Edmond, Okla.; 1987 - Miami, Fla.; Edmond, Okla.; 1991 - Tokyo, Japan; 1993 - Erie, Pa.; San Antonio, Texas; Kennewick, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Tucson, Ariz.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Homestead, Fla.; 1994 - Las Vegas, Nev.; 1995 - Rochester, N.Y.; 1996 - Kennewick, Wash.; Las Vegas, Nev.; N. Brunswick, N.J.; Rochester, N.Y; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; 1997 - Austin, Texas; N. Brunswick, N.J.; Fairview Heights, Ill.; 1998 - Erie, Pa.; Coram, N.Y.; Bay City, Mich.; Indianapolis, Ind.; 1999 - Tucson, Ariz.; 2000 - Canandaigua, N.Y.; N. Brunswick, N.J.; 2001-02 - Erlanger, Ky.; 2002-03 - Taylor, Mich.; 2003-04 - Tacoma, Wash.; 2004-05 - Wickliffe, Ohio; 2006-07 - Tokyo, Japan; 2007-08 - Taylor, Mich.; Wyoming, Mich.; 2008-09 - Lake County, Ind.; 2009-10 - Allen Park, Mich. (Motor City Open). 

Career Major Titles (8): 1994 Touring Players Championship, Indianapolis, Ind.; 1998 BPAA U.S. Open, Milford, Conn.; 2001 PBA National Championship, Toledo, Ohio; 2003 U.S. Open, Fountain Valley, Calif.; 2003 PBA World Championship, Taylor, Mich.; 2004 Masters, Reno, Nev.; 2006 Denny's World Championship, Indianapolis, Ind.; 2010 - USBC Masters, Reno, Nev. 

Career Standard Senior Tour Titles (2): 2010 – Mooresville, N.C.; 2011 - Allentown, Pa. 

Awards: PBA Player of the Year (1986, '93, '96, '97, '98, 2002-03, 2009-10)… Harry Smith Point Leader Award (1993, '94, '96, '97, '98, 2002-03, 2007-08, 2009-10)… George Young High Average Award (1993, '96, '97, '98, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2007-08, 2009-10)… PBA President (1995-96 and 2001-02)… PBA Hall of Fame (1995)... USBC Hall of Fame (2005)...Ranked second to Earl Anthony on list of 50 Greatest Players in PBA History (2009)...2010 Senior Rookie of the Year...Seven-time Bowling ESPY Award winner.

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