Luke Donald shoots pucks at Chicago Blackhawks game
Luke Donald via Twitter
Well, while I was all excited about Jim Furyk 'dufnering' at the Jacksonville Jaguars game Sunday afternoon, I totally missed Luke Donald's appearance at the Chicago Blackhawks game Sunday night.
Donald – who went to Northwestern and still spends a lot of time in Chicago – went on the ice between periods of the Blackhawks' 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. He tried his luck shooting from center ice toward a cutout in the goal that contained three small slits along the ice.
Ironically, Donald, who is one of the best putters on the PGA Tour, couldn't get any of his 100-footers to go in. In his defense, he said he had never even shot a puck until Saturday, when he tried it a few times on a friend's ice rink.
''It's a shame I didn't make one, but I got a nice welcome from the crowd and it was fun,'' Donald said afterward. ''At least I hit the board a couple times.''
Donald said he was a big Hawks fan, and attended several playoff games during their Stanley Cup-winning run last spring.
''I really enjoy it. I think it's a great sport to come watch live,'' he said of hockey. ''I just enjoy the atmosphere. I think it's one of the best sports to watch live.''
Here's Donald's tweet about his frozen foray:
Here's a recap video from the Blackhawks. There's no way to embed it, but you can see it on the Hawks' official site by clicking here.