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U.S. Open day 6: Will Wes Malott, Liz Johnson have the opportunity to defend their titles next year?

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 6:00 pm
Liz Johnson and Wes Malott are 2013 Lipton U.S. Open champions. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
It’s unfortunate that the tournament format and future were as much topics as the bowling at this week’s U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open in Columbus, Ohio. Because the bowling was tremendous in what is the sport's most grueling event, with its long format and flat lane pattern. Wes Malott and Liz Johnson mostly cruised through the stepladder finals, Malott with routs over Pete Weber 279-182 and top seed Jason Belmonte 214-156 after edging Marshall Kent 200-193, and Johnson...