Ben Crane Trying to Speed up His Play


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Ben Crane calls the afternoon at the old Booz Allen Classic in 2005 the “incident,” hands in the air to emphasize the significance, and if his assessment of the event that occurred between he and Rory Sabbatini is any indication, the encounter had a profound impact on him as a player.
“Learned I was too slow,” Crane said. “It was the beginning of a process that I need to play a lot faster, because I don’t want to upset the guys that I’m playing with. It needs to be a level playing field.”
Crane said he has picked up his pace on the golf course, noting he has not been put on the clock “in quite a while.” He also said he reached out to Sabbatini after the incident and that the two have mended all fences. Of course, the more rounds like Thursday’s 7-under 65 help. It’s a proven scientific fact that good golf takes less time.