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Anton Khudobin

Hurricanes defenseman Wisniewski has a PGA connection

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman James Wisniewski was at Whistling Straits last month when Jason Day won the PGA Championship.

Wisniewski also was at Chambers Bay for the U.S. Open, following Day in the final round.

"It's always good to go out and support a good friend," Wisniewski said.

The two became friends a few years ago, during the NHL lockout. Day, an Australian, lives outside Columbus, Ohio. Wisniewski was playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the two hooked up at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Jack Nicklaus' course in the Columbus suburb of Dublin.

Wisniewski, a scratch golfer, often has joined Day for a round at Muirfield...