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Masters Champions Dinner: What’s been served down the years?

As Augusta National reveals Jon Rahm’s menu for this year’s gathering, we look back at what’s been served in the past

 

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. Including what might be the worst Masters dinner menu ever made…

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 Masters 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. But first, it’s the one you’ve been waiting for…

Worst Masters Dinner menus ever

When it comes to the worst Masters Champion Dinner menus ever, there’s one menu that stands out from the rest.

Bubba Watson’s Masters dinner in 2013 made headlines for all the wrong reasons, mainly because it was the most calorie-enriched Masters Champions dinner in the past ten years, checking in at an estimated 960 calories per serving.

The best part? He announced exactly the same Masters dinner menu two years later after his next win at Augusta, down to the very last hundreds and thousands topping on the confetti cake!

Masters Champions Dinner menu through the years

Jon Rahm (2024): Tapas y Pintxos (Acorn-fed Iberian ham, Cured pork loin, Idiazabal cheese, black truffle, Spanish omelette with onions and confit potatoes, spicy Basque chorizo, potato, Mama Rahm’s classic lentil stew, creamy chicken fritters and confit potatoes); Basque crab salad and potato; Basque ribeye with tudela lettuce and piquillo peppers; turbot and Navarra white asparagus; puff pastry cake, custard and Chantilly cream

Scottie Scheffler (2023): Cheeseburger sliders served Scottie style, firecracker shrimp, Tortilla soup, Texas rib eye steak, blackened redfish, warm chocolate chip skillet cookie

Hideki Matsuyama (2022): Assorted sushi, sashimi and nigiri yakitori chicken skewers; Miso glazed black cod, Miyazaki Wagyu; Japanese strawberry shortcake

Dustin Johnson (2021): Pigs in a blanket, lobster and corn fritters; House or Caesar salad; Filet mignon and miso-marinated sea bass; Peach cobbler and apple pie with vanilla ice cream

Tiger Woods (2020): Augusta rolls (tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, avocado, eel sauce); Prime steak and chicken fajitas with grilled vegetables, refried beans and Mexican rice; Flan, churros with chocolate sauce, sopapillas

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

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

masters champions dinner

Angel Cabrera (2010): Asado; chorizo, sausage, ribs, beef fillets, 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

What happens at the Masters Champions Dinner?

Who sits where? Who has served the best meal? And who tells the best stories? 2008 champion Trevor Immelman takes us behind the scenes.

Now have your say

What would serve as a Masters Champions Dinner and which of the above menus has you licking your lips? Why not let us know with a comment on X.

Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

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