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NHL referee writing daily diary at U.S. Open

Rank recounts meeting Nicklaus, Blue Jackets fan Day in journal for USGA @NHLdotcom

Garrett Rank, an NHL referee for the past three seasons, is also a pretty good golfer and has qualified for the 2018 U.S. Open, which will be played this week at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York.

Rank, who qualified for the tournament by shooting rounds of 71-71 in sectional qualifying on June 4 at Ansley Golf Club in Roswell, Georgia, is writing a daily blog for

Read about his experiences here.

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