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The 11th Frame: Tommy Jones wins PBA BowlerStore.com Classic because he threw 2 gutters in title match, not in spite of throwing 2 gutters in title match

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 7:00 pm

Tommy Jones, center, after winning the PBA BowlerStore.com Classic. Photo by Professional Bowlers Association.
The thing about playing the “boomerang” shot on a short pattern is that you can’t fear the gutter. In fact, I’d argue that you have to embrace it — to the point that a gutter ball is a form of success. If you cut shots off because you’re fearful of the gutter, there is no way to be successful playing the boomerang — you’ll always be going high or worse, then perhaps moving too deep and missing light. So I saw it as a positive sign when Tommy...

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