Ben Crane settles $6K putting bet after controversy

Crane recorded a hole-in-one Sunday at the Wyndham Championship.

Ben Crane ended the odd betting conspiracy between himself and an another PGA Tour pro during this week's Zurich Classic after Tom Gillis called him out repeatedly on Twitter earlier this week.

Gillis, who was not involved in the bet, or even present for the bet, tweeted that Crane owed his "friend" $6,000 from a bet on a putting green during the Phoenix Open.

Charley Hoffman then posted on Instagram that it was Daniel Berger who had won the bet, while taking additional jabs at Crane.

Crane, who ultimately paid the debt, explained the situation Thursday.

"One thing was said and another thing was said. It was miscommunicated," Crane said, via golfchannel.com. "But we’re all good. We had a great conversation about it."

Gillis' persistence and public outing certainly frustrated Crane, who pointed out Gillis was absent when the incident took place.

"He wasn’t there. He has no idea what happened," Crane said. "There’s no reason for me to defend myself. Daniel and I had our conversation, and that was it so we’re all good."

Berger confirmed the situation had been resolved.

"We took care of it," Berger said. "I wish it didn’t come to that, but it’s all taken care of. It’s crazy how powerful social media can be. I didn’t have anything to do with that. We got it handled.

"I like Ben. He’s a great dude, so I’ve got nothing bad to say about him."

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Gillis, who for some reason felt the need to police the incident, confirmed on Twitter that Crane had paid.

Some matters should be resolved in private. This was one of them.

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