Still Slow After All These Months...

Sure sounds to me like Ben Crane's final round 64 would have been a much nicer 66 to the guys stuck behind him...

It's not always nice, though, to be summoned in public view by a PGA Tour rules official to be warned for the umpteenth time about lollygagging on the course.

For nearly 10 minutes against the brick wall of Colonial's clubhouse, Crane and the official each made their case.

"He said he wanted us to stay in front of the group behind us," Crane said. "He said, 'Look, if the group behind you waits, we'll fine you.' I said there was a discrepancy of whether they were waiting or not."

Crane's playing partner, Shigeki Maruyama, privately told Japanese television network NHK that he grew weary of Crane's pace. Publicly, Maruyama was his usual all smiles and had nothing negative to say.

Tour officials have yet to assess Crane a penalty stroke. Frustrated with Crane's pace at last year's Booz Allen Classic, Rory Sabbatini putted out of turn once, and left Crane in the fairway on another hole.