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The 11th Frame: U.S. Opens won't be held in 2014, but will 'reboot' and return in 2015, BPAA says

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 3:20 pm

Liz Johnson and Wes Malott will have to wait untl 2015 to defend their U.S. Open titles. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
When I went out on the PBA Tour in 1987, the first tournament of the year was the U.S. Open and it was the first year of the huge Seagram’s sponsorship. It was the richest — $500,000 prize fund and $100,000 top prize — and greatest tournament in PBA history. And I could not bowl it because I wasn’t an established Tour player and I had failed to win a spot. Back then, those were the only ways to get a spot in the U.S. Open. Numerous win-a-spot tournaments held...

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