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The 11th Frame: Back on top: 2016 Player of the Year E.J. Tackett takes top seed for TV finals of FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:00 pm

The stepladder finalists for the 52nd FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions, left to right and in order from first to fifth: E.J. Tackett, Tommy Jones, Thomas Smallwood and Pete Weber. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
E.J. Tackett emerged as a PBA superstar in earning Player of the Year honors in 2016. To one day be included in the conversation as an all-time great like his idol Tiger Woods in golf, Tackett will have to earn multiple Player of the Year awards. The 24-year-old right-hander is off to a solid start on consecutive POY awards with a win in the DHC PBA Japan Invitational last month and now the top seed for Sunday’s stepladder finals of the 52nd FireLake PBA Tournament of Champions live on...

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