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.