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The 11th Frame: U.S Open day 5: A TV finals foursome that makes total sense

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 2:00 am

The four TV finalists for the U.S. Open: Mike Fagan, Jason Belmonte, Ryan Shafer, Pete Weber. Picture by Pro Bowlers Association.
The U.S. Open is the most demanding tournament in bowling by far, with the most difficult lane condition and a long grind of games facing what always is a great field. So the standings heading into Sunday’s stepladder TV finals live on ESPN at 2 p.m. Central time should surprise no one. Top seed Mike Fagan just won the USBC Masters and clearly has become one of the top players in the world. You could call him the hottest player in bowling if not for Jason Belmonte, the second seed who...

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