Donald shoots pucks at Chicago Blackhawks game

The hole: No. 17, 137 yards
The lay of the land: This hole speaks for itself. It's do or die to this 137-yard hole. It's one of the few short-iron shots that can scare a PGA Tour player, especially when the wind is blowing and the greens are hard and fast.

Donald shoots pucks at Chicago Blackhawks game


Donald shoots pucks at Chicago Blackhawks game


Shooting a hockey puck is just like hitting a golf ball, right?

Well, sort of.

World No. 17 Luke Donald provided the entertainment during the second intermission at the Chicago Blackhawks game Dec. 15.

Donald, an Englishman and Northwestern alumnus who lives in nearby Evanston, Ill., had three tries to shoot the puck from center ice into the net. The catch? A board covering the net had only three small ice-level slots through which the puck could fit.


Donald’s second attempt was the closest, but it hit an ice chip just before one of the slots and missed.

In an interview on the Blackhawks’ website, Donald said: “It was a nice welcome from the crowd. A shame I didn’t make one, but it was fun. I never really shot a puck. I spent a couple of minutes on Saturday, a little practice at a friend’s ice rink, but other than that I haven’t done it. So, at least I’ve it the board a couple of times.”


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