"I've been fortunate enough to know him 16 or 17 years. I went over there are a couple of times this year to see him in Ohio. It's sad not to see him back here, but he did just have his third kid,'' Pike told Fairfax Media.
"He's really good for bouncing ideas off. The best thing about Jason is it doesn't matter if he's talking to 'Aaron Pike' who has only won a Victorian PGA. He's won 11 or 12 tournaments and knows he can learn something off any person, and I've taken that from him as well. You can learn something off someone hitting off 20.
Pike, who was laid up with injuries in 2017, grew up in the Northern Territory and now calls Brisbane home.