CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: The Power Of Mark Roth
At the age of 21, Mark Roth made his first appearance on the PBA Tour in 1972. he finished 41st that year on the earnings list. During the next four years, he consistently finished in the top 10 in earnings. Then, in 1975, Roth won his first title in Kansas City, KS.
In 1977, Roth won four tournaments and set the record for match play appearance perecentage, makin the top 24 in 90% of the tournaments he entered. He became the second player in PBA history (Dick Weber was the other) to win three consecutive tournaments, scoring victories in the PBA Doubles Classic, Fresno Open, and Southern California Open. During the 1978 season, Roth appeared in a record-setting 60% of the PBA Tour telecasts for the tournaments he entered. Roth set a single-season mark with eight titles, led the PBA Tour in average, surpassed Earl Anthony’s all-time single-season earnings record, continued one of the longest strings of cashes in pBA history (51 in a row), and was named PBA Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
The following year he won seven titles, again lead the earnings race, and became the first player in history to average more than 220 over the course of the season (221.66). He again won Player of the Year honors.
After winning several more titles and adding a fourth PBA Player of the Year award to his resume, in 1984, Roth became the second player in PBA history to surpass $1 million in career earnings. Roth won his most recent PBA Tour title in 1995 when he won his 34th title at the IOF Foresters Open. Roth was enshrined in the PBA Hall of Fame in 1987.
Roth became eligible for the Senior Tour in 2001. During only his fourth event on the tour, Roth won his first senior championship in the PBA Seattle Open. The win made Roth only the fifth senior to win a title in his rookie year and was voted Senior Rookie of the Year.
During his second season on the senior tour, Roth lead the earnings list and won his first major as a senior at the Senior World Championship. facebook Mark Roth Comments