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The 11th Frame: From special urethane ball hardness checks to a 108-player field, 2020 U.S. Open a U.S. Open unlike any other

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:00 am

For a variety of reasons, the 2020 U.S. Open at 32-lane Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska will be a U.S. Open unlike any other. Most notable is that the buzz around the tournament will center on USBC’s urethane ball hardness tests detailed in my story here that stem from allegations that certain PURPLE HAMMERs are too soft detailed in my story here. But it also will be different in that the field will consist of just 108 players, which I detailed and analyzed in this story. The PTQ...

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