Crane wins in La Jolla

A quick start for Ben Crane in the 2010 Farmers Insurance Open led him to his third career victory on the PGA Tour.

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Crane shot a 13-under 275 total for the tournament to defeat Marc Leishman, Brandt Snedeker, and Michael Sim by one stroke.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book, Crane entered the tournament with 80/1 odds to win, meaning a $100 bet on Crane will pay out $8,000.

Crane set up his win by shooting an opening-round 65. In Sunday’s final round, he scored a 2-under 70 to win by one stroke. A bogey on the 17th hole jeopardized his chances of winning, but a par five on the 18th locked up the win.

Leishman, Sim, and Snedeker each finished 12-under overall. Leishman shot a 68 on Sunday to get within one shot, while Snedeker scored a 69, and Sim shot a 71.

Pre-event favorite, Phil Mickelson, finished in 19th place at -8 for the tournament. Mickelson shot a 1-over 73 on Sunday. He entered the tournament with 6/1 odds to win.
2010 Farmers Insurance Open Top 10 Results
1 Ben Crane -13 275

T2 Marc Leishman -12 276

T2 Brandt Snedeker -12 276 

T2 Michael Sim -12 276

T5 Michael Allen -11 277

T5 Alex Prugh -11 277

T5 Ernie Els -11 277

T5 Rickie Fowler -11 277

T9 Nick Watney -10 278 

T9 Charles Howell III -10 278

T9 Robert Allenby -10 278

T9 D.A. Points -10 278

T9 Lucas Glover -10 278

T9 Ryuji Imada -10 278
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Posted: 1/31/10 7:49PM ET


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