Creative Crane cuts corner for unusual par

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Ben Crane found a loophole in Pete Dye's design and decided to chart his own course Friday.

Standing on the sixth tee, Crane aimed not down the fairway but through a gap in the trees left of the tee box, opting instead to take a shortcut on the 476-yard par-4 by playing down the 12th hole.

Rather than hit a 3-wood on his second shot from roughly 250 yards, as he did in Round 1, Crane left himself an 8-iron from 163, going on to two-putt from 32 feet for a par.

PGA Tour's Shot Tracker was left slightly confused: