Ben Crane was lucky to get into the FedEx Cup playoffs as the No. 125 seed. He missed the cut last week at the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship, and this was the first year that no one moved into the top 125 in the final event before the playoffs.

He likely needs to finish at least in the top 40 at The Barclays in Jersey City, N.J., to advance to the second round. Instead of stressing out, Crane made another video set to a rap song. "It's called, 'Bubble Boy.' "

Crane played the song to a reporter when he walked off the first tee during a practice round, and then took a few videos on the course, and it was on YouTube by Wednesday. It probably won't get as many views as his Golf Boys' hit, "Oh, Oh, Oh" with Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan.

But it's vintage Crane.

"Being down here at 125, wipe my tears, the dream's still alive," are the lyrics. "Jersey shore, baby here we come, remember '09 and Heath Slocum."

Slocum didn't make a rap video. All he did was make a 20-foot par putt on the final hole at Liberty National in 2009 to win by a shot over Tiger Woods, Padraig Harrington, Steve Stricker and Ernie Els. That guaranteed him a spot in the Tour Championship and the four majors the next year.

Whether that happens with Crane is unlikely, through crazier things have happened.

  • Jason Dufner wasn't swamped with phone calls and text messages after winning his first major -- the PGA Championship at Oak Hill (N.Y.). But there's a reason for that. He changed the number on his cellphone three weeks ago. "Very limited people have access to my phone number," he said.

    A couple of them are fellow Auburn athletes with a higher profile -- Bo Jackson and Charles Barkley. Dufner otherwise was home in Alabama, living up to his pledge that winning the PGA Championship wasn't about to change his life.

    "I was excited. I was satisfied and gratified, because I knew how much sacrifice I made and what it took to win the major," he said. "But I don't show it out emotionally outward too well, but that's just kind of who I am and how it's been."

  • Bill Haas starts the FedEx Cup playoffs Thursday with the No. 5 seed, which has more to do with his tour-leading nine top 10s than his victory at the AT&T National.

    With five career wins, he was told he was only four wins away from being among the top 10 in tour wins among active players. "It's so hard to win out here," said Haas, who added he appreciates even more the careers of Woods (79 wins), Phil Mickelson (42), Vijay Singh (34), Davis Love III (20) and Els (19).