Some events still aren't broadcast live in the country they are taking place and tape-delayed to later times, which is exactly what is going on for these "non-live" championship rounds. By bringing up the Olympics and the Superbowl I was demonstrating how your argument that because it's not being putting on the air right at the same time it is happening that it doesn't mean the pressure isn't the same. If they play the Superbowl one Sunday but then don't play it on the TV
to the next it's still the same pressure off winning. That's the point I'm trying to prove about the PBA telecast. The WSOB isn't mini tournaments, if anything it's a marathon of bowling and even more pressure oriented as VampyreBowler as mentioned.
Before last season these "animal" tournaments were normal stops in a different city each week but they were bowling on the animal patterns. At one point most of the stops were on the animal patterns but just had other names for the actual tournament.
You bring up in a normal tournament of 40+ games of qualifying and so on. Well all the shows are taped on Friday and Saturday after they started bowling competitively earlier in the week, bowling multiple patterns. Most of the bowlers bowled all of the events of the WSOB. If they were skilled and lucky enough to make the show they are bowling the telecast for a PBA tour title. If you want to argue because of the format the pressure is different, then when they have introduced new events and formats the past couple of years, it was different then too, like the Marathon, Plastic Ball, Elinator and so on.
I guess in 2007 when they tape delayed the show from 1 pm to 8 pm there was no pressure for Patrick Allen because it wasn't live. I think you are reading way too much in to the "Live" part. All that means is that it is being put on the air as it happens, but the pressure is there to win if you are on the show.