Well, this is unsightly for the PGA Tour. Though kind of great for those of us at home.

Longtime pro Tom Gillis surprised quite a few people when he came out of nowhere (or, more accurately, off the top rope) with this accusation levied at Ben Crane, a five-time winner, and renowned as one of the slowest guys out there. (Like, playing pace-wise. Not mentally.)

That’s three insults wrapped in one Tweet! Hyper-efficient from Gillis. Making fun of Crane’s slow play, ripping him for not paying off a bet, then pointing out the various levels of hypocrisy involved from the overtly religious Crane.

Golf Twitter was instantly curious:

And Gillis obliged:

Not everyone was thrilled with Gillis inserting himself into the convo:

To which Gillis once again had a solid reply at the ready:

That player is young stud Daniel Berger, currently ranked 37th in the world. Berger apparently took Crane for the $6,000 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, only to be stiffed for months. There’s potentially an entire discussion to be had about the prevalence of gambling on the PGA Tour, with professionals who tee it up for paychecks every week being so comfortable betting; side games have to be common, and though this one apparently took place on the practice green, it’s still something.

But the main point is, and should be, that Ben Crane needs to pay up. You don’t gamble if you’re not willing to pay. That’s how it is. And if you don’t, you’re going to get roasted. Even Charley Hoffman got into the action:

Apparently the beef has been squashed. But it’s just $6,000, Ben. You’ve made more than $20,000,000 in winnings. It’s not rocket science here.

And also play faster.

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.