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Jason Belmonte a slam dunk choice for PBA Player of the Year, but his margin was slimmer than it appears

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:00 pm
Jason Belmonte exults after winning the 2020 U.S. Open. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
With his wins in the U.S. Open and PBA World Championship back in February and March, respectively, Jason Belmonte took a nearly insurmountable lead in the 2020 PBA Player of the Year race. The cancellation of the USBC Masters due to the COVID-19 pandemic hurt the chances of anyone hoping to threaten him, and Belmonte’s win in the PBA Chameleon Championship in October locked up the sixth Player of the Year crown for the Australian 2-hander. Belmonte was the only player to win two...