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The 11th Frame: Jason Belmonte explains why he threw back-ups during the final round at the 2017 U.S. Open

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:00 pm

This photo illustration by Talk Tenpin from quite a while ago could apply to Jason Belmonte's decision to throw back-up balls during the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open on Tuesday night.
Jason Belmonte says he wasn’t trying to cause a commotion or any controversy when he came out throwing back-up balls in the final round of match play in the 2017 U.S. Open on Tuesday night: the world’s best bowler simply was trying to bowl his best. But in doing so, Belmonte ignited a Facebook firestorm that started when I was sent a video of his backup ball and posted it, Storm posted another such video, and others posted about it, while it was THE topic on the Xtra Frame...

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