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According to “Life & Style” Ben Crane said of Tiger Woods, “he’s a phony and a fake” and that Elin knew of the affairs.  Life & Style also quoted Charles Warren as saying Elin “had stars in her eyes and maybe dollar signs too.”

Problem

These quotes were gathered by the crack staff of Life & Style at the PGA Tour Qualifying tournament. One problem though, Crane finished 51st on the money list and has his tour card.  He wasn’t at the qualifying tournament.  Warren withdrew from the tournament before the final round.

“We sent an experienced freelance reporter to a golf tournament attended by several PGA pros.  Our reporter spoke with two golfers who presented themselves as Ben Crane and Charles Warren. We are taking these claims very seriously and investigating further.” ~statement by Life & Style Magazine

The magazine declined to answer when asked if they had actual photos of the players they quoted.

“This is unbelievable. I never said a word about anything. They print this and put my name next to it.  At that point, I was like, ‘OK, that’s the farthest thing from the truth.  I didn’t realize I should be proactively calling you and (other journalists) until all of a sudden the tour called and said they wanted to run it (on television).” ~Ben Crane

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