Ben Crane settles golf betting dispute after being called out on Twitter by fellow pros

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Well, that was quick.

Two days after Ben Crane was publicly accused of not paying up on a golf bet by former PGA Tour pro Tom Gillis, it appears the bizarre incident has been resolved.

It all started when Gillis called out Crane on Twitter Tuesday, claiming Crane owed $6,000 to Gillis's friend -- another unnamed Tour pro -- after losing a putting contest at the Phoenix Open earlier this year.

But by Thursday afternoon, Gillis revealed that the public dispute had already been settled, and that Crane had coughed up the cash after all.

Golf Digest reports that the third pro, the one who Crane actually owed the money to, was current pro Daniel Berger.

Berger told Golf Digest, "It's handled. I don't really think there's much to comment on. We took care of it. I wish it didn't come to that, but it's all taken care of. It's crazy how powerful social media can be."

Crane also commented after his opening round at the Zurich Classic, saying, “It's all good. One thing was said and another thing was said. It was miscommunicated. But we're all good. We had a great conversation about it," according to Golf Digest.

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