Ben Crane Takes Out Rory McIlroy And Makes Funny Videos


Posted by Dexter Francois | Posted in , , | Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ben Crane is hilarious and he is a good golfer as well. After two rounds, he made his way into the sweet 16 of the WGC - Accenture Match Play Championship being held at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Marana Arizona. The 10 seed defeated Australia's Adam Scott 4 and 2 yesterday and dismantled Rory Mcilroy today beating him 8 and 7. Still it seems no one is talking about him. 

Crane has three championships under his belt with the most recent one coming in 2010 at the Farmer Insurance Open. As much as I like him as a golfer, the reason I am a fan is for his off the course antics.

Golf sometimes gets a reputation of being one of those stuck up sports. Most of my friends will not even watch a golf tournament because in their eyes, the golfers are boring and there isn't enough excitement to hold their attention.

Crane is someone who goes against common perception. He may not be the most flamboyant golfer during a tournament but he has plenty of personality. He made a couple of videos for his website and they have been featured on the Golf Channel and other golf blogs. Even my swing coach got in on the act.

It is refreshing to see someone with a little personality on the tour. Someone who is not afraid to make a fool of himself without regard to what other people think. In light of what has happened with Tiger Woods, it seems more so than ever, that golfers are careful of what they do and say in the public eye.

I just wish more golfers would just be themselves. Golf is a game played by ladies and gentleman, but that does not mean we have to be so serious all the time. I don't expect Crane to act like he does in the videos while on the course, but at least we know that he is not afraid to allow people to see him for who he really is...A good golfer who likes to have fun. Have a great round and always hit your target.

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Comments (4)

  1. February 24, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    It's refreshing to see a Tour Professional who doesn't take himself to seriously.

  2. February 24, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    It truly is. I hope he does well this weekend, then maybe he can get a little credit.

  3. February 25, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Just for the record, I heard Ben say they've made several other videos to be released later this year.

    The Snake Shaker may just muscle his way through and release them as a WGC winner!

  4. February 25, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    I'm going into the fitness phase of my whole golf experience. I think I'll have to work the "Snaker Shaker" into my routine. Can't forget to get a few pairs of the pink socks as well:-D