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Jakob Butturff becomes 3rd player to win PBA event this season despite gutter on TV; viewership down slightly from 2018 Clash

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:00 pm
Jakob Butturf, center, after the winning the 2019 PBA Clash. Others picture left to right, PBA CEO Colie Edison, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark, PBA Deputy Commission Kirk von Krueger, and Kegel CEO Chris Chartrand. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Jakob Butturff became the third player this year to show that throwing a gutter in a TV finals isn’t a bowling death sentence. In August, Tommy Jones won the PBA Classic despite throwing 2 gutters in the title match, as I detailed in this story. And a few days later, Sean Rash won the PBA Wolf Open despite a gutter of his own on TV, as I detailed in this story. On Oct. 21, Jakob Butturff won the $50,000 winner-take-all prize in the 2019 PBA Clash despite starting the...