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Golf Still Needs Tiger Woods, but Ben Crane Provides Much-Needed Laughs

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SAN DIEGO -- Tiger Woods wasn't at Torrey Pines golf course Tuesday, thankfully. Allowed me and the real golf writers more time with my new pal, Ben Crane.

Crane won the PGA event here last January, then said he won because he hadn't expected to win. Many golfers are full of hooey like that. But come to find, Crane has a gift for goofy.

Clowning with friends, he recently acted a loon in two videos that became YouTube hits. The pale and bald former Oregon Duck's 90-second bursts of silly prompted more fan feedback than his three PGA wins in nine years.

"It's been an amazing response," he said.

Desperate for material since their meal ticket Tiger's gone so long without winning, the New York Times guy and three other golf writers crowded Crane here Tuesday for word on his next flick. "We're going to launch another one maybe next month," he said, like we were all at Sundance. Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments 1365 days

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