The difference between pro hockey players and pro golfers is perfectly exemplified by what they consume out of their sport’s most cherished trophies.

Exhibit A is Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar. He got his day with the Stanley Cup in his native Slovenia recently and started things off by eating breakfast with his dog, Gustl. They both appear to be eating cereal.

Exhibit B is PGA golfer Phil Mickelson. After he won the British Open last year, one of his friends poured a $40,000 bottle of 1990 Romanee-Conti into the Claret Jug.

“One of the things that I stressed is that we have to treat the claret jug with reverence and respect that it deserves and only put good stuff in it,” he said with a laugh Monday during a British Open news conference in Hoylake, England, reported.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.