Who's who: Ben Crane

  • Torrey Pines - South course, host of the Farmers Insurance Open
  • Prince's GC, England
  • Torrey Pines - South course, host of the Farmers Insurance Open
  • Terras da Comporta, Dunas
  • Monte Rei G&CC
  • Marco Simone GC (Italy); host of the Ryder Cup 2023
  • Pebble Beach host of the US Open; US Women's Open; Pebble Beach Pro-Am
  • Marco Simone GC

Who's who: Ben Crane

  • Name:

    Benjamin McCully "Ben" Crane
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    March 6, 1976 in Portland, Oregon.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Portland GC, Oregon.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1999

Roll of Honour

PGA Tour wins (5); Asian Tour wins (1).

Did you know?

In addition to his five PGA Tour victories, Crane is also known for his reputation as a slow player. On a few occasions his slow-moving progress around the course has been the subject of media debate. Most notably in the 2005 Booz Allen Classic, he provoked an angry response from fellow tour professional Rory Sabbatini, who felt compelled to play out of turn.

Top tournaments won by Ben Crane

2014
America
270 (-10)
$1,044,000
FedEx

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crane, Ben

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$1,044,000

Title sponsor

FedEx

Played as the FedEx St Jude Classic (June 5-8). Second-placed Troy Merritt (USA) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Crane (USA), who claimed his first PGA Tour win since 2011. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].

2011
America
265 (-15)
$720,000
McGladrey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crane, Ben

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

McGladrey

Played as the McGladrey Classic (Oct 13-16). Ben Crane (USA) beat Webb Simpson (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Seaside course, Sea Island GC, GA].

2010
Asia
266 (-18)
US$1,000,000
CIMB

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Crane, Ben

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

US$1,000,000

Title sponsor

CIMB

Played as the inaugural CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia (Oct 28-31; Asian Tr event; US PGA Tour unofficial money event; first PGA Tour event in southeast Asia). Second-placed Brian Davis (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Ben Crane (USA), who recorded his first Asian Tour win. [The Mines Resort & GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].

2010
America
275 (-13)
$954,000
Farmers Ins.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crane, Ben

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$954,000

Title sponsor

Farmers Ins.

Played as the Farmers Insurance Open (Jan 28-31; formerly the Buick Invitational). Second-placed Marc Leishman (Aus), Michael Sim (Aus) and Brandt Snedeker (USA) finished 1 shot behind Crane (USA). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; earlier rounds on North & South courses].

2005
America
260 (-20)
$684,000
US Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crane, Ben

Score

260 (-20)

Prize money

$684,000

Title sponsor

US Bank

Played as the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee (July 21-24). Second-placed Scott Verplank (USA) finished 4 shots behind Ben Crane (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

2003
America
272 (-16)
$720,000
BellSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crane, Ben

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

BellSouth

Played as the BellSouth Classic (April 3-6). Second-placed Bob Tway (USA) finished 4 shots behind first-time PGA Tour winner Crane (USA), who shot a third round 64, and final round 63 that included a back-nine 29. [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia].

Find a course

Or

Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

AVIS CAR RENTAL

To secure the best rates and ensure availability, it's recommended to book your rental car in advance, especially during peak golfing season.
Car Rental in Belgium, Europe & Worldwide – Avis

Avis Budget

Who's Who

Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Hamburger GC - Falkenstein, Germany

WINSTONgolf - Links course

Littlestone Golf Club (Kent, UK)