The Australian bowler has become the first professional player to win 11 major championships throughout his career. By defeating Jakob Butturff 236 over 227, he finally won the 2019 PBA World Championship, taken place at Thunderbowl Lanes on Thursday.
Since he has successfully tied the record with Earl Anthony and Pete Weber, Belmonte needs six weeks to make the new records in his bowling career.
Earlier before this match, Belmonte was believed to win the title easily, as he entered the championship as one of the top seeds. Although his component, Butturff, was struggling during the match, he made a huge attempt to make pressure on Belmonte when it came to the final frame.
Belmonte revealed that he teared up when seeing the video showing how cheerful the students in his children’s school was through a TV broadcast, though he is not an emotional guy. He felt the love and admiration in the kids, including his own children, and that made him a hero in the eyes of the kids.
The 35-year-old father of two kids won the PBA Tour season’s third major that way. Jason Belmonte had got the chance to win the 11th major a week later, when he attended the Players Championship. However, he was defeated by Anthony Simonsen in the title match.
Still, with the title received in this 2018 PBA World championship, Belmonte has reached a new goal, ranking highest for the finals in three tournaments in a season in a row. He also marked himself the first winner in this season three times. On Tuesday, he has already won his trophy for Chameleon Championship. In sum, Belmonte has received six wins in World series of Bowling competition. Now he is officially a legendary name in bowling championships with the hard-to-break series of records.