Jason Day Skates with NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets

So many professional athletes play golf in their spare time that it’s impossible to keep track of. But what sports do golfers partake in when they have spare time?

A lot of tennis. Basketball for some. Maybe bowling, but primarily non-contact sports like ping pong.

Then there’s Jason Day. He plays hockey.

OK, so he wasn’t really playing hockey. He was just skating and taking shots with professional hockey players. But he got to don all the gear and everything. Many people probably find it much easier to slap a hockey puck than hit a golf ball; Day would argue the contrary.

The native Aussie who resides in the Columbus, Ohio, area, has developed a friendship with Blue Jacket defenseman James Wisniewski, who’s a member like Day at Muirfield Village, the club that just hosted the Presidents Cup. While watching Day try to will his International team to victory this past weekend, Wisniewski invited Day out to a team skate.

The Blue Jackets also hosted the legendary Jack Nicklaus last week, asking the 18-time major winner to drop the ceremonial puck Friday night for Columbus’ season opener. Muirfield Village, of course, was founded by Nicklaus.

h/t Brian Stubits

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