Ben Crane has spent over 10 percent of his life practicing golf

Ben Crane dishes on his practice habits and what life is like on the PGA Tour. (USATSI)
Ben Crane dishes on his practice habits and what life is like on the PGA Tour. (USATSI)

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Ben Crane was interviewed by Cameron Morfit recently for Sports Illustrated recently and he estimated that he had spent 35,000 hours of his life swinging a golf club.

The number got brought up because of the famous Malcolm Gladwell 10,000-hour theory. 

Crane has been on earth for approximately 331,000 hours so by his estimation he has spend 10.6 percent of his life swinging a golf club. That's pretty crazy.

He also shares a tremendous story about Phil Mickelson and his well-known-but-rarely-talked-about practice money games.

"A few months back, Phil and I were playing a match in an off-week, and we were on the 10th green, both about eight feet away for birdie. He said, "I found the secret to putting." And I said, "Really?" Well, I make my putt and he misses, and because he's always jabbing me, I say, "Looks like I had the secret to putting on that one." He thinks about it for about 10 seconds and says, "Yeah, but I had the secret to putting at the British Open." [Laughs] Yes, he did."

The whole interview is great and definitely a must-read for golf fans.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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