Unlocking the Secrets of the Masters Champion Dinner: A Complete History

Unlocking the Secrets of the Masters Champion Dinner: A Complete History

The Champions Dinner is a tradition for members of the Masters Club who have won a Masters Tournament.  It’s hosted by the defending champion on the Tuesday before the Masters every year.

Here's each Champion's Choice

Scottie Scheffler, 2023: Cheeseburger Sliders (served Scottie style) and Firecracker Shrimp with Sweet Thai Chilli and Sriracha Mayo appetizers; Tortilla Soup – Avocado, Crispy Blue Tortilla Strips, Sour Cream, Cilantro, Lime, to start; Main course of Texas Ribeye Steak or Blackened Redfish served with Family Style Mac and Cheese, Jalapeno Creamed Corn, Fried Brussels Sprouts, Seasoned Fries; Warm Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie with Milk and Cookies Ice Cream for dessert.

Hideki Matsuyama, 2022: Assorted Sushi, Sashimi and Sagiri or Yakitori Chicken Skewers to start; Main course of Miyazaki Wagyu, A5 Wagyu Beef Ribeye with Mixed Mushrooms & Vegetables, and Sansho Daikon Ponzu; Japanese Strawberry Cheesecake or Fluffy Sponge Cake with Whipped Cream and Amaou Strawberries for dessert.

Dustin Johnson, 2021: Choice of garden salad or Caesar salad to start; Main course of prime filet mignon with mashed potatoes and spring vegetables, or miso marinated sea bass; Peach cobbler and apple pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Tiger Woods, 2020: Augusta Roll of tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, avocado, eel sauce, tempura flakes, pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce to start; Main Course of prime steak and chicken fajitas, grilled vegetables, refried beans, mexican rice, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, flour tortillas; Trio of desserts comprising classi fan, churros with chocolate sauce and sopapillas.

Patrick Reed, 2019: Choice of Caesar salad or Wedge salad to start; Main Course of Prime Bone-In Cowboy Rib Eye with herb butter and sides of macaroni and cheese, creamed spinach, corn creme brule and steamed broccoli; Tiramisu, vanilla bean creme brulee and chocolate crunch and praline cheesecake for dessert.

Sergio Garcia, 2018: International Salad inspired by ingredients representing countries of Masters Champions; A main course of Traditional Spanish Lobster Rice; Dessert Angela Garcia’s Tres Leches Cake. 

Danny Willett, 2017: Mini Cottage Pies; Sunday Roast of Prime Rib, Roasted Potatoes & Vegetables, Yorkshire Puddings, Gravy; Dessert of Apple Crumble & Vanilla Custard 

Jordan Spieth, 2016: Salad of local greens; main course of Texas barbecue (beef brisket, smoked half chicken, pork ribs); sides of BBQ baked beans, bacon and chive potato salad, sauteed green beans, grilled zucchini, roasted yellow squash; dessert of warm chocolate chip cookie, vanilla ice cream.

Bubba Watson, 2015: Watson served the same menu he did in 2013 (below).

Adam Scott, 2014: Surf-and-turf on the grill, including Moreton Bay ‘bugs’ (lobster). Started with an appetizer of artichoke and arugula salad with calamari. The main course of Australian Wagyu beef New York Strip steak, served with Moreton Bay lobster, sauteed spinach, onion cream mashed potatoes. Desserts of strawberry and passion fruit pavlova, Anzac biscuit and vanilla sundae.

Bubba Watson, 2013: Traditional caesar salad to start. Entree of grilled chicken breast with sides of green beans, mashed potatoes, corn, macaroni, and cheese, served with cornbread. Dessert of confetti cake and vanilla ice cream.

Charl Schwartzel, 2012: An opening course consisting of a chilled seafood bar, which includes shrimp, lobster, crabmeat, crab legs, and oysters. The main course is a “braai,” a South African barbecue, which includes lamb chops, steaks, and South African sausages. Dessert of vanilla ice cream sundae. Also in the mix are salads, cheeses, plus sides such as sauteed sweet corn, green beans, and Dauphinoise potatoes. 

Phil Mickelson, 2011: A Spanish-themed menu with seafood paella and machango-topped filet mignon as the entrees. Also includes a salad course, asparagus, and tortillas as sides, plus ice cream-topped apple empanada for dessert.

Angel Cabrera, 2010: An Argentine asado, a multicourse barbecue featuring chorizo, blood sausage, short ribs, beef filets and mollejas (the thymus gland, aka sweetbreads).

Trevor Immelman, 2009: Bobotie (a spiced minced meat pie with an egg topping), sosaties ( a type of chicken skewer), spinach salad, milk tart and South African wines.

Zach Johnson, 2008: Iowa beef, Florida shrimp. 

Phil Mickelson, 2007: Barbecued ribs, chicken, sausage and pulled pork, with cole slaw.

Tiger Woods, 2006: Stuffed jalapeno and quesadilla appetizers with salsa and guacamole; green salad; steak fajitas, chicken fajitas, Mexican rice, refried beans; apple pie and ice cream for dessert.

Phil Mickelson, 2005: Lobster ravioli in tomato cream sauce, Caesar’s salad, garlic bread.

Mike Weir, 2004: Elk, wild boar, Arctic char (that’s a fish), Canadian beer.

Tiger Woods, 2003: Tiger brought back the porterhouse steak, chicken, and sushi from his 2002 menu. Also on the menu were sashimi, salads, crab cakes, asparagus, mashed potatoes and a chocolate truffle cake.

Tiger Woods, 2002: Porterhouse steak and chicken with a sushi appetizer.

Vijay Singh, 2001: Seafood tom kah, chicken panang curry, baked sea scallops with garlic sauce, rack of lamb with yellow kari sauce, baked filet Chilean sea bass with three flavor chili sauce, lychee sorbet.

Mark O’Meara, 1999: Chicken fajitas, steak fajitas, sushi, tuna sashimi.

Tiger Woods, 1998: Cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, french fries, milkshakes.

Nick Faldo, 1997: Fish and chips, tomato soup.

Ben Crenshaw, 1996: Texas barbecue.

Jose Maria Olazabal, 1995: Paella and hake, plus tapas. 

Bernhard Langer, 1994: Turkey and dressing, black forest torte.

Fred Couples, 1993: Chicken cacciatore.

Sandy Lyle, 1989: Haggis, mashed potatoes, mashed turnips.

Bernhard Langer, 1986: Wiener schnitzel (breaded veal).

Now you're probably wondering about 2023 Champion, Jon Rahm's ideal menu. According to @themasters on Instagram and Golf.com, it can be found here.

Which one do you wish you could've been in attendance for?


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