February 24, 2006

Crane's Ace Isn't Enough

Apparently the PGA Tour's advertising slogan is right on, because those guys are good! Not to be outdone by Tiger's perfect 9 and 8 victory on Wednsday, Ben Crane reportedly put together a valiant, last effort against Retief Goosen on Thursday with a hole in one on the par 3, 16th hole at La Costa. Two holes down at the time, Crane hit a laser from 183 yards right to the green that ended up in the cup for an ace. Unfortunately for Ben, he bogeyed 17 to lose the match to Goosen 2 and 1; but not before he made the fourth hole in one of the year on the PGA Tour.

Coverage of the World Match Play Championship continues through the weekend with television coverage on ESPN and ABC. The rest of the tour is playing in Tucson this week at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson. Coverage of that event can be seen throughout the week on USA. Full television times can be found here.