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The 11th Frame: After winless 2016, re-focused Jason Belmonte takes second-round lead in Barbasol PBA Players Championship

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:59 pm

Jason Belmonte leads after the second round of the Barbasol PBA Players Championship. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
After earning PBA Player of the Year honors in 2013, 2014 and 2015, anything less in 2016 might have been considered a slump for Jason Belmonte. I know I got asked several times last year some version of, “What’s wrong with Belmo?” And while it is true that he failed to win a title in 2016, a closer look at the statistics shows that Belmonte was merely mortal, not bad: He made six TV finals, just one behind PBA Tour leader and actually one more than 2016 PBA Player of...

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