Ben Crane has moved from the ninth alternate to the top one and spent Tuesday night beginning his travels from Portland, Ore. to Hoylake, a trip that won't get him to the course until 1 a.m. on Thursday.
Saturday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic began with an hour fog delay and ended with the fifth weather delay of the tournament. Ben Crane, the leader at 13 under, got just six holes into his third round before thunderstorms halted play shortly before 7 p.m. local time in Memphis.
As darkness set in Thursday evening in Memphis, Ben Crane rolled home a 27-foot birdie putt at the par-4 18th to card an opening-round, 7-under 63 and take the clubhouse lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Looks like Ben Crane is going solo. One of the four members of the uber-popular "Golf Boys," Crane released a solo rap record, where he gets into being the "Bubble Boy" -- or 125th in the FedEx Cup standings.