Tiger Woods to serve fajitas, sushi at Masters Champions Dinner
Woods has to host and choose the menu to its exclusive gathering of the Augusta National chairman along with previous winners about the Tuesday of Masters week as defending champion. The food is generally revealed just days prior to the start because the world’s finest golfers of the tournament gather with this year’s Experts’ beginning on April 9.
The 44-year-old has echoed the menu out of his Augusta triumph in 2006 and won first major since 2008 and his largest green coat at a remarkable comeback this past year.
“Born and raised in Southern California, also with it playing part of my whole youth, we’ll be having steak and chicken fajitas, plus sushi and sashimi out on the deck,” Woods told reporters in an pre-Masters conference call Tuesday.
“We are still debating milkshakes.”
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‘Monkey receptor sauce’
The Champions Dinner is held at the Augusta National Clubhouse and is now Experts lore because it was started from the great Ben Hogan at 1952.
The winner from the prior year was given the honor of devising the menu, which regularly reflects their dish.
After Woods returned defending champion following his breakthrough important gain in Augusta in 1998 he served cheeseburgers, fries and milkshakes. He opted in the 2002 and 2003 for Porterhouse steak.
Germany’s Bernhard Langer and the Sandy Lyle of Scotland functioned wiener schnitzel in 1986 and haggis, respectively at 1989.
Other noteworthy selections also have included the South African barbecue of Charl Schwartzel and Arctic char in 2004, also Canadian Mike Weir’s elk, wild boar with monkey gland sauce in 2012.
“There’s no monkey and there is no receptor,” a laughing Schwartzel told a news conference that season at Augusta.
“It is a sauce that is pretty comfortable in South Africa in all the restaurants. You place it on your beef. It is a little bit of chutney, Worcester sauce and some onion.”
Another local delicacy was Moreton Bay bugs — Australian lobster.
The dinner is one of the most exclusive parties in sport, also for first-timers it can be a daunting affair, according to champion Bubba Watson.
“In 2013, my initial Champions Dinner, watching these legends talk, their tales, I didn’t know just what to do,” he told colleagues at Augusta.
“I was like, are you really sure I am supposed to be here? You listen and see to this excellent winners along with their stories, and that I didn’t talk, I simply listened. It was rather awesome.”
The attendees can choose the club off should the host’s fare is to their own liking.
The 2020 Masters runs April chasing a sixth green coat to tie the list of Jack Nicklaus.
Rory McIlroy needs the Masters to become only the first player to fill out the career grand slam of all four titles.