Who's who: Ben Crane

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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].

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