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Tom Hess wins 2021 USBC Senior Masters, PBA50 Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year in storybook finish to season

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2021 6:00 pm
Tom Hess won the 2021 USBC Senior Masters, PBA50 Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in a storybook finish to the season on Sunday. Photo by Storm Products.
In less than two weeks, Tom Hess has gone from “1-hit wonder” to 3-time major winner and PBA50 Tour Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. And he credited a failure in August with laying the groundwork for his wins in the PBA50 Senior U.S. Open and USBC Senior Masters in September, the latter coming Sunday with a powerful run through the stepladder culminating in two wins over top seed Chris Barnes in the double-elimination format. The groundwork was laid when Hess led...