The dinner menu of the champions was organized in honor of the ruler Masters tournament Champion Scotty Scheffler has been released, and for Scheffler, he doesn’t expect any hiccups when he takes over from his former rivals, members of the PGA Tour, who play on the LIV Golf circuit.
The traditional dinner menu was released Wednesday, and it starts with cheeseburger sliders and firecracker shrimp served “Scotty’s style.”
Guests will then be dipped in tortilla soup, followed by Texas steak or blackened redfish, and dessert will be warm chocolate chip cookies served with ice cream.
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“I haven’t quite decided what to say,” Scheffler said Wednesday during a media call via Golf Week. “I know I should say a few words, but it’s mostly a group thing. I don’t know what the vibe will be, but I think we’re all ready to play. hold the tournament and celebrate the Masters and celebrate all the past champions you’ve been.”
The Dinner of Champions is a tradition that was won by nine-time winner Ben Hogan in 1952. Augusta National In 1951 and 1953, it was decided to invite all past winners to a pre-tournament dinner.
Since then, all previous winners of the iconic green jacket have been invited to Augusta National on Tuesday before the first round to a menu chosen by the previous year’s champion.
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This means that past winners are favored Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson, who have moved to the Saudi-backed competition circuit, will participate.
“I think the dinner will be special for all of us to be able to get together again, and I’m sure we’ll put everything else aside and have a good time together,” Scheffler said Wednesday.
“Just because guys join another tour doesn’t mean I’m no longer friends with them or think differently about them. They’re still my friends, and we all just hang out and have a good time.”
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Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia and Charl Schawartzel, all former winners at Augusta, will also be at the table.
The mood at the dinner is that players on both sides admit the situation is awkward, but will be there to honor Scheffler.
Watson joked in January that even if he had to “sit outside and stare at the window,” he would sit wherever he was asked to sit. Tiger Woods last month, he said he wasn’t sure about the “reaction” of those involved, but said it was important that “Scotty gets the right respect.”