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Ben Crane’s visit to children’s hospital inspires him heading into St. Jude Classic

Ben Crane is in a good place. His troublesome right hip is much improved as he tries to turn around a season in which he’s missed eight cuts and withdrawn once in 15 starts, his best finishes this year being a pair of ties for 37th.

Crane moves on after moving into top 70 with finish at TPC Boston

A total of six players — Geoff Ogilvy, Billy Horschel, Chesson Hadley, Carl Pettersson, Morgan Hoffmann and Ben Crane — played their way into the top 70 on Monday at TPC Boston. The BMW Championship begins Thursday at Cherry Hills in Denver.

Crane poised to extend eventful Playoffs stay

NORTON, Mass. — Ben Crane made a hit on social media when he took a selfie with a young fan at The Barclays, then texted it to him, essentially giving the kid his phone number.

On Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Crane gave his newest fan even more to cheer about when he opened with a 69 that left him four strokes off the lead — and headed in the right direction in the FedExCup.

Ben Crane appreciates more than ever the opportunities that pro golf has given him

Early on June 8, Ben Crane was in his hotel room in Memphis, restless as he faced 30 holes of golf on the final day of the PGA Tour’s St. Jude Classic. Crane had a four-shot lead going into Sunday, but the tournament’s stops and starts because of weather — at one point, he went […]

Golf: Ben Crane and family settle into new home base in Nashville as he prepares to return to PGA Tour

Tennessee has been good to Ben Crane this year. In June, he won the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, his fifth PGA Tour victory. This week, he made himself even more at home in the state as he and his family moved to Nashville, which will serve as his home base as he plays the […]

Ben Crane: Crane set for the Playoffs after relocating

Ben Crane is expected to return to competition at next week’s Barclays.

Crane goes wire-to-wire, wins FedEx St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ben Crane estimates he slept less than three hours in a night spent praying and thanking God that his game finally has come back around.

Then he played 30 holes Sunday in winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic for his first PGA TOUR title since 2011, setting off a celebration that included hugging his caddie and high-fiving a reporter. Crane also choked back some tears as he looked at text messages filling his phone.

Ben Crane throws himself party to celebrate St. Jude victory

AKRON, Ohio — Ben Crane won the St. Jude Classic in June, his first victory in three years and the fifth of his PGA Tour career. For all he knows, Crane might never win again. Or maybe this would be the start of more victories. Winning on the PGA Tour is harder than ever, so […]