Friday Five, December 23, 2022 – Sixteen-time PBA Tour champion EJ Tackett has won two majors and also finished second five times, four of them as the No. 1 seed.
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Tackett, the top seed, finished second to Jason Belmonte in the 2014 USBC Masters. Tackett, again the top seed, finished second to Gary Faulkner Jr. in the 2015 PBA World Championship.
Tackett won his next two title matches in majors: the 2016 PBA World Championship and the 2017 PBA Tournament of Champions.
In the 2019 PBA Tournament of Champions, Tackett was the No. 2 seed, losing to top seed Belmonte. Tackett was again the No. 1 seed in the 2020 PBA Players Championship, falling to Bill O'Neill. In the 2022 U.S. Open. top-seeded Tackett finished second to Anthony Simonsen.