What has been served at the Masters Champions Dinner through the years?
It’s always one of the biggest talking points ahead of the Augusta showpiece, so we decided to run down the Masters Champions Dinner menus served down the years.
For those that don’t know, each year on Tuesday of Masters week, the past champions of Augusta sit down and enjoy a meal together. The menu is selected and paid for by the previous year’s champion and quite often includes dishes from their homeland.
The first dinner was arranged by Ben Hogan in 1952 following his win the previous year. The stipulations were that you had to be a past champion, plus Bob Jones and Clifford Roberts, you wore your ‘green coat’ and that you arrived, promptly, at 7.15pm. It would be a chance to “reminisce, swap banter and relax”.
We’ve detailed meals dating back all the way to 1986.
Masters Champions Dinner menus
Patrick Reed, 2019: Rib eye steak, macaroni and cheese, creamed spinach, creamed corn, chicken, salad, seafood
Sergio Garcia, 2018: International salad, lobster rice dish, tres leches cake and ice cream
Danny Willett, 2017: Mini cottage pies, traditional Sunday roast, apple crumble and custard
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— Danny Willett (@Danny_Willett) April 4, 2017
Jordan Spieth, 2016: Salad, Texas barbecue with BBQ baked beans, bacon and chive potato salad, sautéed green beans, grilled zucchini, roasted yellow squash, Chocolate chip cookie with ice cream
Bubba Watson, 2015: Caesar salad, chicken breast, green beans, mashed potatoes macaroni and cheese, corn, confetti cake and vanilla ice cream
Adam Scott, 2014: Artichoke and arugula salad with calmari, surf and turf, Wagyu beef with lobster, spinach and mashed potatoes, pavlova Anzac biscuit and vanilla sundae
Bubba Watson, 2013: Caesar salad, chicken breast, green beans, mashed potatoes macaroni and cheese, corn, confetti cake and vanilla ice cream
Charl Schwartzel, 2012: Seafood; crabmeat, crab legs, oyster, shrimp, lobster, crabmeat, crab legs, oysters. South African barbecue; steak, sausages, lamb. Vanilla ice cream sundae
Phil Mickelson, 2011: Paella, machango-topped filet mignon, tortillas, asparagus, salad, apple empanada ice cream
Angel Cabrera, 2010: Asado; chorizo, sausage, ribs, beef filets, mollejas
Trevor Immelman, 2009: Meat pie with egg, sosaties, spinach salad, milk tart
Zach Johnson, 2008: Iowa beef, Florida shrimp
Phil Mickelson, 2007: Chicken, sausage, ribs, pulled pork
Tiger Woods, 2006: Stuffed jalapeno and quesedilla starter, salad, chicken and steak fajitas, rice, apple pie, ice cream
Phil Mickelson, 2005: Lobster ravioli in tomato cream sauce, salad, garlic bread
Mike Weir, 2004: Elk, wild boar, Arctic char
Tiger Woods, 2003: Chicken, porterhouse steak, sushi, sashimi, salads, crab cakes, asparagus, mashed potatoes, chocolate truffle cake
Tiger Woods, 2002: Porterhouse steak, chicken, sushi
Vijay Singh, 2001: Chicken panang curry, tom kah, scallops with garlic sauce, rack of lamb, sea bass with chilli sauce, lychee sorbet
Mark O’Meara, 1999: Sushi, tuna sashimi, chicken and steak fajitas
Tiger Woods, 1998: Cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries
Nick Faldo, 1997: Fish and chips, tomato soup
Ben Crenshaw, 1996: Texas barbecue
Jose Maria Olazabal, 1995: Paella and hake, tapas
Bernhard Langer 1994: Turkey, black forest torte
Fred Couples, 1993: Chicken cacciatore
Sandy Lyle, 1989: Haggis, mashed potatoes, mashed turnips
Bernhard Langer, 1986: Wiener schnitzel
So what actually happens at a Masters Champions Dinner? 2008 champion Trevor Immelman takes us behind the scenes…