Kelly Kulick’s PBA Tournament of Champions Victory Creates National News Media Blitz for Bowling
SEATTLE, Wash. – Immediately after the second-largest television audience in 10 years watched Kelly Kulick’s historic victory in the PBA Tournament of Champions, the significance of her achievement began to resonate around the world.
No sooner had the telecast, which drew a 1.52 Nielsen rating (more than 1.7 million viewers), ended than National Football League star Terrell Owens broke the news to his throng of Twitter followers: “Kelly Kulick just defeated Chris Barnes 265-195 to become the 1st woman ever to win the PBA Tour!! Congratulations Kelly!”
Since Owens’ “tweet,” Kulick’s triumph has created an unprecedented news media frenzy for the world of bowling, and two days after her surprising victory over Chris Barnes at Red Rock Lanes in Las Vegas, she was still the hottest story in the wide world of sports.
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