Ben Crane

    Ben Crane

    Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

    Weight: 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)

    Birthday: March 6, 1976

    College: Baylor University University of Oregon

    Year turned pro: 1999

    Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

    Country: USA

    Sponsor: ZURICH, BOSS, Titleist, Footjoy, Farmers Insurance

    Crane’s early influence in golf came from his grandfather, who encouraged him as he played the Portland Golf Club, close to his childhood home. Crane attended College at both Baylor University in Waco, Texas and the University of Oregon, but he only played golf at the latter. He turned professional in 1999, the year of his graduation. It didn’t take too long for Crane to earn his first PGA Tour card, for the 2002 season. His first win as a Tour player came the following year, at the BellSouth Classic

    After turning professional Crane soon began developing his reputation for extremely slow play on the course, which has often put him in the media spotlight. This has not prevented him from achieving further wins on The Tour, including the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia in 2010 and the McGladrey Classic in 2011. These wins came despite the fact that Crane had previously struggled with injury, having been missing for the majority of 2007 with back problems. In 2014 Crane achieved his fifth PGA Tour win at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

    Away from the golf course Crane enjoys spending time with wife Heather and their three children C.C., Brady and Saylor. In a diversion from their golfing activities Crane and fellow golfers Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, and Hunter Mahan formed the “Golf Boys” to raise money for music through their YouTube video “Oh Oh Oh.” Crane and Heather also work to support Love146, an organization which carries out work to try and put an end to child sexual exploitation in Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines.

    As of the end of 2014 Crane had achieved five PGA Tour wins, amassing total prize money of $19,311,409.

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