Post-Open Observations and Rankings Thru the U.S. Open

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DONNIE LAYMAN: Post-Open Observations and Rankings

by Jason Thomas March 2, 2010 04:53

By Donnie Layman

Andy Morton is taking a week off from his usual blogging duties, so I will be pinch-hitting for this special post-U.S. Open edition.

All the prestige of winning a major? The three year tour exemption that it comes with? The first place prize? Why is it that so many people feel that this is the most important of all the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour events? Just look at some of the names that have won this event: Don Johnson, Johnny Petraglia, Nelson Burton Jr., 3-time winner Dave Husted, Mark Roth, Marshall Holman, Mike Aulby, 4-time winner Pete Weber, Walter Ray Williams, Jr., Chris Barnes....the list of current and/or future Hall of Famers is staggering. What's also a bit staggering is that since its inception in 1971 only 6 left handers have won this coveted title. Mike Scroggins' victory last year marked the first time in 2 entire decades a lefty won. Even the legendary Earl Anthony never won this tournament! (Something which I was actually shocked to learn...)

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