In the world of athletics, there are some very unusual accomplishments. A perfect game in baseball, a hole in one in golf, a 70-point game in basketball, and so on and so forth, but a bowler picking up a 7-10 split is even more unusual than all of those. The feared leave of professional and amateur bowlers alike, it is by far the least converted spare chance of all, and while you probably don’t bowl every week, no pro has converted it in a televised event in 30 years.
That is, until Sunday, when Anthony Neuer stepped up at the US Open, facing a 7-10 split in the seventh frame and trailing by a lot in his match, and delivered something potentially more memorable than if he had won the match, sending the 10 pin flying across the lane to take out the 7 and etch his place in bowling history.
As previously mentioned on the show, it has only been picked up three times in a televised event and never since 1991, which is an incredible statistic.
That means this is truly one of the rarest feats in professional sports that we all got to witness and kudos to the young Anthony Neuer for delivering a perfect ball and getting a little luck (the 10 pin kicks off the side wall, off his ball as it’s in the back of the lane, and gets back to the 7 pin to take it out).