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Video: Ben Crane reveals his "lost love"

January 25, 2012

Golf's surprising lead funny man is at it again. Ben Crane has released his latest parody video, this time chronicling his time growing up as a gymnast.

Titled "The Lost Love," Crane returns to the gym to see how well his "raw talent" has held up over the years. As you can see in the following footage, he's no Mary Lou Retton:

Unlike in his previous videos -- the "Golf Boys" music video excluded -- Crane enlists an Ian Poulter lookalike as his childhood gymnastics coach. In what sounds like an attempt at a Romanian accent, the tough trainer delivers the clip's best line:

"He could flip like angel... and now, he move like slow boar."

Moments later, another gem:

"He wasted his life."

The words are especially funny considering the heights Crane has reached swinging a golf club instead of swinging from the rings, which he takes a stab at toward the end of the video. The four-time winner on the PGA Tour is off to another strong start with top 10s in each of his first two events.

He will tee it up this week at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, where he won in 2010. And perhaps fittingly, it's the insurance giant which has teamed up with Crane on this latest project and has pledged to donate $1,000 to charity for every 100,000 views it gets. After watching some of the spills the golfer took during filming this, he may want to consider beefing up his healthcare policy.

-- Alex Myers