Earl "The Pearl" Strickland

Earl "The Pearl" Strickland is a professional pool player and is widely considered as one of the greatest nine-ball pool players in history. He entered his first professional pool tournament at just 15-years-old and rose to national prominence by his early twenties. 

He is a multi-time winner of the pool Player of the Year Award, won the United States Open Nine-ball Championships an amazing five times and was even inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame in 2006.

Earl shows off his pool prowess to Ronnie in Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle and challenges him to a game. 

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