Scottie Scheffler has some hilarious plans for Bubba Watson at this year's Masters Champions dinner

It’s the occasion which every golfer wishes they could be at, but only a select number of players get to attend. And this year, it’s going to be a whole lot juicier, right Scottie Scheffler?

We’re of course talking about the Masters Champions Dinner, the prestigious three course sit down attended exclusively by winners of the Green Jacket, and hosted by the winner of the accolade the previous year.

But if hosting duties didn’t already sound daunting, this year there will be added heat with an abundance of LIV golfers set to attend after Augusta National confirmed they will be allowed to play in the first major of the year.

It’s no doubt set for some awkward encounters given the civil war which has brewed between many of the PGA Tour’s finest and Greg Norman’s defectors – none more so than Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson – meaning there’s not a golfer in the world who wishes they couldn’t be a fly on the wall at Augusta that evening, including Mr Jon Rahm.

“I think the Masters Champions Dinner is going to be a little tense compared to how it’s been in the past,” the Spaniard said. “So I keep thinking about it because I wish I could be there and just be able to see how things work out. Too bad the US Open doesn’t have one of those.”

After Rahm’s humorous comments, last year’s champion Scheffler has now weighed-in too, revealing he poked hilarious fun at LIV’s Bubba Watson when he pumped into him earlier this year…

“I haven’t seen many of the LIV guys,” Scheffler said. “I saw Bubba on vacation this year, and I told him that I was just going to have a separate table for him in the corner by himself! Only kidding, obviously.”

After the brilliant gag, the former World No 1 admitted he doesn’t think there will be too much animosity come April, insisting that any rivalries will be ‘put aside’ as the past champions take to Augusta’s famous clubhouse.

“It’s a little strange, but golf will move on,” Scheffler continued. “I think this stuff just takes time. Things will heal and we’ll see what happens.

“With Augusta National being such a special place and with the history of the game and whatnot. I think we can put all our stuff aside and just get together for a fun meal, all in a room together and just kind of celebrate the game of golf and Augusta National and just hang out.”

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George Cooper

A golf fanatic his entire life, George Cooper is NCG's man for all goings-on at the top level of the game, whether it's the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA or LIV Golf. He also looks after NCG's Twitter and Facebook accounts. George is a member of Woburn, but is not friends with Ian Poulter.

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