Bob Learn, Jr. (born April 11th 1962) is a former professional ten-pin bowler on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. He is nicknamed, "Mr. 300." He won five titles during his PBA career, including a major at the 1999 U.S. Open. but is most noted for rolling the PBA's 10th televised 300 game in the opening match of the final round at the PBA Flagship Open. The event was held in Learn's hometown of Erie, PA on April 6, 1996 an also for setting the all-time PBA record for total pins in a four-game TV final at the same event.
Learn shot games of 300, 270, 280 and 279 for a total of 1,129. This shattered the previous PBA record of 1,070 pins, set in 1995 by David Ozio. In the four matches, Learn recorded 44 of a possible 48 strikes.
Learn's final PBA title came in 2001 at the Dydo Japan Cup.
- Owns five career Tour titles with his last win coming in the 2001 Japan Cup.
- Won the 1999 U.S. Open, his lone major title.
- Earned a career-best $234,332 over 27 events in 1996.
- Has cashed in 276 of 467 career events.
- He is 22-28 in 32 career TV appearances, with a 222.48 average.
- Has made 166 match play appearances.
- Past Coach for Team USA.
- Past Director of Coaching - Turbo Tech.
36 time – National & Regional PBA Champion.
1999 US Open 2001 Japan Cup.
- 1997 ESPY Award
- 2 times - 1st Team All American
Held the Guinness Book of World Records for:
- Most 300’s -119 (current)
- Most 800’s
- Highest League Average for a season
Currently hold the PBA TV record(s) for 2, 3, and 4 games (1996 Erie, Pa) 300, 270, 280, 279 = 1129.
PBA Career 300 Games: 119.
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