Major Mika's Wild "Finn"ish and the Top 5 PBA Chokes over the Last 20 Years

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Major Mika's Wild
2011 U.S. Open (Photo courtesy of the PBA)

The United States Open is arguably the biggest tournament on the PBA schedule. Its demanding oil pattern, and number of participants makes winning a real task.

Finland's Mika Koivuniemi needed a spare in the final frame to capture the title, $80,000 first place money, and undoubtedly Bowler of the Year honors for the season.

When Mika's GEICO spare ball dumped into the right gutter, he committed perhaps the biggest choke in the history of the PBA.

Over the last two decades or so, we bowling fans have seen our share of chokes (both personally and on TV). This may not be my best article, but I hope you PBA fans enjoy; I always encourage feedback and comments!

Here's my top five chokes in the last 20 years...

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