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The 11th Frame: PTQs to be used as U.S. Opens sell out

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 4:00 am

This year’s U.S. Opens are looking a lot like they did back in the days of smaller fields, PTQs and local qualifiers. When I went on the PBA Tour in 1987, I had not earned a spot and could not win one for the U.S. Open, which that year was the first of the $500,000 Seagram's U.S. Opens. The next year I got in via the PBA Tour points list. The U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open are being held together July 21-27 in Columbus, Ohio. The fields of 288 for the U.S. Open and 144 for the...

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