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Crane shoots 70 for win at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO — Ben Crane put his name back in the news for the best reason of all. He won another golf tournament.

Crane made two birdie putts longer than 45 feet to build a big enough cushion that missing a few short putts down the stretch didn't cost him Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Crane knocked in a 30-inch par putt on the final hole for a 2-under 70 and a one-shot victory over Michael Sim, Brandt Snedeker and Marc Leishman. It was Crane's third career victory, first in nearly five years, and earned him a trip to the Masters.

The last time Crane made news, he was inadvertently swept up in the Tiger Woods scandal when a gossip magazine attributed quotes to him that he never made. Life & Style said it spoke to Crane at Q-school, even though Crane was never there.

Crane finished at 13-under 275. Sim shot 71, and Snedeker closed with a 69 after narrowly missing a 12-foot birdie on the last hole. Leishman had a 68.