Townsend: How Westlake's Ben Crane went from low point last week to record-tying 36 holes at Byron Nelson

IRVING -- With no top-10 finishes since 2014, 40-year-old Ben Crane awoke last Thursday with a pit-in-the-stomach realization.He wouldn’t be playing in that day’s first round of the Players Championship, which meant his career had regressed, despite, in his words, “being more dedicated than I’ve ever been.”How Crane surged from last week’s low point to leading the AT...
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May 20, 2016

WATCH: Highlights | Ben Crane captures the solo lead at AT&T Byron Nelson

In the second round of the 2016 AT&T Byron Nelson, Ben Crane flashed his greatness after carding eight birdies for a 7-under 63 to lead by one with Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka, and Bud Cauley trailing.
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Crane (63) sets 36-hole scoring record at Nelson

Portand native Ben Crane is a West Coast guy, so the context wasnt lost on him.
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May 20, 2016

Hot start reminds Crane of beating Woods in '02

On Wednesday, Ben Crane celebrated his 14th wedding anniversary by taking a stroll down memory lane, an emotional journey that included his first start at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ben Crane Got All Of That One

Poor Ben Crane. He’s having one of those days at the Masters. A bad, bad day. He’s having one of those days where you wish the Masters didn’t have cameras catching your round. Ben Crane has had such a bad day that he can go ahead and make plans for Saturday and Sunday — not in Augusta. He shot a 79, which puts him at +7. This disaster on No. 12 resulted in a triple bogey...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bae Sang-moon wins PGA Tour season opener at Silverado

  Bae Sang-moon of South Korea built a big lead and was steady enough down the stretch to win the Open in the first PGA Tour event of the new season. Bae closed with a 1-over-par 73 on Sunday, the first player since Ben Crane at the St. Jude Classic to win with a final round over par. He won by two shots over Steven Bowditch, who closed with a 67 on a hot day in Napa Valley...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Crane withdraws from PGA with bad back

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Ben Crane has withdrawn from the PGA Championship because of a back problem. Crane opened with a 3-over 74 at Valhalla on Thursday before withdrawing Friday. He has a long history of back trouble. This is the second straight tournament he had to withdraw because of back pain. Last week at Firestone, he stopped after opening with rounds of 73-70. Crane is No...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfer Uses Rake to Push Alligator Away From Golf Ball

Good thing we didn’t have another Chubbs Peterson case on our hands. LSU Tigers alum John Peterson came to Ben Crane and James Driscol’s rescue here and pushed the gator into the water using a rake. @BleacherReport that would be LSU alum John Peterson..favorite part is Ben Crane running away as quickly as possible. #gatorsarenojoke […] The post Golfer Uses Rake to Push Alligator...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

PGA Tour’s Ben Crane’s sinister mustache game is strong, devious (photo)

Ben Crane is competing in the Zurich Open this week and he’s got some pretty sinister-looking facial hair that just might intimidate his fellow competitors. Rickie Fowler, who is Crane’s cohort in the Golf Boys  (a new track — and video — from the “boy band,” by the way, has been far too long-awaited), posted […] The post PGA Tour’s Ben Crane’s sinister mustache...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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