Friday Five, May 8, 2020: some of the highlights from the young career of 10-time (as of this post) PBA Tour champion Jesper Svensson.
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Jesper Svensson won the 2017 Roth/Holman Doubles Championship with Kyle Troup, a title they would reclaim in 2020. Svensson won two titles in 2015, including the PBA Chameleon Championship, on his way to earning PBA Rookie of the Year honors.
In 2017, Svensson had perhaps his most emotional victory when he won the PBA Cheetah Championship in memory of a friend who had recently passed away.
Svensson became performance-eligible for the PBA Hall of Fame when he won his 9th and 10th titles in the same night at Royal Pin Woodland. He won the 2020 Roth/Holman Doubles Championship with Troup, which was recorded for later airing and is technically his 10th title. Just a couple hours later, he bowled for the 2020 Indianapolis Open title live on FOX and won his (technically) 9th title.
In 2016, Svensson broke PBA Hall of Famer Marshall Holman’s record as the youngest to win the PBA Tournament of Champions. Holman’s record stood for 40 years before Svensson broke it. Holman was 21 years, 207 days old when he won the 1976 Tournament of Champions and Svensson was 20 years, 357 days old when he won in 2016.
How would you rank the top moments from Jesper’s career? Let us know in the comments.