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The 11th Frame: Tom Smallwood denies history for Jason Belmonte in running stepladder to win Barbasol PBA Players Championship

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 11:58 pm

A Barbasol'd Tom Smallwood, right, receives the trophy from Wayne Webb, left, after winning the Barbasol PBA Players Championship. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Just about every top level bowler has had one of those days where it seems like you just can’t lose: You throw it great, your shots carry when you need them and your opponents shots don’t carry when they need them. Tom Smallwood had one of those days at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl on Sunday and it resulted in the popular player winning his third PBA Tour title and second major, in the process denying Jason Belmonte a slice of bowling history. As I detailed in this story,...

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