Luke Donald shoots pucks at Chicago Blackhawks game
Luke Donald studied the ice at the Chicago Blackhawks-Los Angeles Kings game before attempting to hit pucks through a cutout placed in the goal.
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 [in the net] 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: