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2021 PWBA Tour will lack TV and 2 majors, but feature more tournaments and total prize money in surprisingly robust schedule amid COVID-19 pandemic

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:00 pm
Shannon O'Keefe, seen here during her win in the 2018 USBC Queens, has been PWBA Player of the Year for two straight years. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
There was mostly good and some bad news in USBC’s announcement of the 2021 PWBA Tour schedule in a webcast Tuesday afternoon, but a clear bottom line: Like other sports, top level bowling will be returning, though it may be 2022 and a mostly vaccinated population before it looks like what it did before the COVID-19 pandemic. The best news is that the 2021 PWBA Tour will be bigger and better with 20 tournaments and $1.3 million in prize money, up from 14 and $900,000 in 2019. (That's...