Ben Crane accused of owing Daniel Berger $6,000 in an unpaid putting contest debt
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Ben Crane accused of owing Daniel Berger $6,000 in an unpaid putting contest debt


Ben Crane was accused on Wednesday by PGA Tour player Tom Gillis of owing $6,000 (revealed later that it is to Daniel Berger) in an unpaid debt related to a putting contest. Gillis made the accusation on Twitter without warning.

After the initial tweet, Gillis clarified some things.

  • Gillis wasn't the person to which Crane owes money. Rather, it's since come out that the player owed is Daniel Berger.
  • The putting contest in question happened at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, unfolding over 45 minutes.
  • Gillis claims Crane, who hasn't responded to the tweets, wants a chance to pull even on the debt with a game of ping-pong.

Later in the afternoon, Gillis said the tweets must have made their way to Crane, who will reportedly pay up during the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Charley Hoffman got in on the fun as well on Instagram, calling out Crane -- well, a cardboard cutout of him -- with a picture and caption.

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