Of all the great “traditions unlike any other” at the Masters, one of the best is the Champions Dinner, which takes place each year on Tuesday night at Augusta National Golf Club. The exclusive, legendary meal was started in 1952 by Ben Hogan, and there’s only one way in: winning the Masters.
While it’s a very secretive affair, fans do get to see what’s on the menu each year, a menu selected by the defending champion. Overnight, New Zealand time, Sergio Garcia unveiled what he’ll be serving, and it looks like the dinner will get off to a slightly better start than it did with Danny Willett’s cottage pies last year. Here’s the full Spanish-themed menu, described in great detail by Garcia:
— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 3, 2018
Got to start with salad, and a nice touch from Sergio including an ingredient from all 11 countries that have won the Masters. For those keeping score, that means this salad will have an ingredient from Spain, the USA, South Africa, England, Germany, Scotland, Wales, Canada, Argentina, Fiji and Australia. As for the second course, can’t go wrong with anything that includes lobster. Here’s a closer look at the menu:
So excited and honored to host my first Champions Dinner @TheMasters! I hope everyone will enjoy the food. Can’t wait to sit around all those great champions and listen to their stories! pic.twitter.com/Qcs3Tmj8Oj
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) April 3, 2018
Can’t envision many complaints for this dynamite three-course meal, unless they come from Bubba Watson, although he’ll probably just eat a burrito beforehand anyway.