As part of Zurich Insurance's celebration of serving America for 100 years, several PGA TOUR players turned out at TPC Louisiana on Tuesday to play three holes with hickory-shafted clubs -- while wearing 1912-style clothes. The PGA TOUR's Stan Badz was there to photograph the festivities.
A couple of observations: Justin Rose's plus-fours made him looks even taller ... and Rickie Fowler (of course) was given an orange tie.
To see Badz' collection of photos from the day, click here .
Who wore it best? Leave your thoughts in the space below.
Ben Crane meets with the media and talks about the genesis of the Golf Boys videos and the fun he's had making them.
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
AVONDALE, La. -- Years from now, when people are asked what they remember most about the 2012 Masters, they'll undoubtedly talk about the amazing shot Bubba Watson curved out of the trees onto the green on the second playoff hole.
A close second, though, will surely be the tearful and heartfelt hugs after Watson tapped in for the winning par. First, from his mother, Molly, and then from Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler and Aaron Baddeley, who made their way to the 10th green to support their good friend.
Crane and Fowler had been watching the final four holes unfold in the caddy area.
"We kept looking at each other like, he's got a chance, he's got a chance," Crane remembered on Tuesday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. "Rickie was in casual clothes, and I said, buddy, you'd better change. You'd better look presentable if we go out."
Once the playoff with Louis Oosthuizen began, the three decided to follow the action. Knowing his wife Angie was at home with the son the couple had adopted two weeks earlier heightened their sense of urgency.
"We knew that Angie was at home, she wasn't able to come out because of the situation with their baby, and so we just wanted to go out and support our friend who we love," Crane said. "So that's one of the best things about being on TOUR, about winning tournaments -- just the fellowship out here, the community.
"It's so fun to do it with your friends. People ask me what's the highlight of your career. For me it's not like a victory, it's doing it with my friends and family and doing it for the right reasons, which is to glorify God."
The buddies talked a couple of Augusta National members into giving them a ride down the 18th fairway. They ended up at the back left of the green just as Watson hit the shot from the trees.
"I'm like, oh, gosh, is that right at us?" Crane recalled. "Your
reaction is like, oh, it's going to hit you. You always think the
ball is coming right at you, right? It started out, I'm going, oh,
boy, this is way off line, and all of a sudden it put on the
“But I wasn't watching the ball at this point. I'm just like ducking, right? Fight or flight, right? And then all of a sudden people started clapping. I'm like, what? I look up and I see the ball, like oh, my gosh. Obviously it will be one of the greatest shots of our era to be hit. Just an incredible shot."
Note: All interviews will be streamed live on PGATOUR.COM.
Tuesday, April 24
2 p.m. ET: Bubba Watson
2:45 p.m. ET: Ben Crane
Wednesday, April 25
After Pro-Am: Justin Rose
After Pro-Am: Keegan Bradley
After Pro-Am: David Toms
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: The best from the Waste Management Phoenix Open
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Kyle Stanley challenged himself at the driveable par-4 17th hole, hitting his tee shot short and well right of the green.
The ball settled under a cactus, but Stanley chipped to 22 feet. When he hit his second shot, Stanley was leading by two strokes at 15 under thanks to Spencer Levin’s double bogey at the par-5 15th..
Ben Crane, who was tied for second with Levin, missed the green to the right by 31 feet, He chipped to 3 feet and made the putt for birdie to move to 14 under and one clear of Levin.
Stanley just missed the birdie putt but tapped in for par that left him one stroke ahead of Crane.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- If Spencer Levin thought Sunday would be an extended victory march, Ben Crane is showing him otherwise.
Crane, who started the day at 9 under and trailing by eight, has just narrowed the gap to four. He's played his first four holes in 4 under with birdie putts of 12 and 8 feet and a 33-footer for eagle at the second hole.
Crane is no stranger to coming from behind to win on Sunday. He made up five strokes back in the final round to claim his last victory at the 2011 McGladrey Classic.