The main title, the green jacket, the prize money of millions; There are many perks to winning the Masters, but there’s one more prize that contenders are especially open to.
Because when you win at Augusta National, you get to choose next year’s Masters Champions dinner menu. This April, it’s Scotty Scheffler’s turn to call the culinary shots.
The dominant victory to secure his first career major highlighted 2022 for Scheffler, who will return to Georgia next month to make it back-to-back wins as the new world No.1.
Two days before his April 6 defense of his crown, the 26-year-old will gather at the home of Augusta National Club with past winners to enter his set menu at the traditional Masters dinner.
For appetizers, it’s cheeseburger sliders – “served Scotty’s style” – and firecracker shrimp with sweet Thai chili and sriracha mayo. Then it’s on to the starter, avocado tortilla soup, crispy blue tortilla strips, sour cream, cilantro and lime.
Scheffler, who was born in New Jersey but moved to Texas as a child, seems to be a nod to his Dallas roots, opting for Texas steak or dark redfish for the main dish.
Family-style mac and cheese, jalapeño creamed corn, roasted Brussels sprouts and seasoned fries will be available as sides.
For dessert, Schleffer opted for warm chocolate chip cookies with milk and ice cream.
This marks a drastic change in taste from the 2022 menu, devised by Hideki Matsuyama.
While Japan’s first Masters champions also chose ribeye as its centerpiece, it was flanked by Miyazaki Wagyu steak with sushi and Japanese strawberry cake for dessert.
in 2021, Dustin Johnson made headlines when he chose to serve pigs a blanket to toast his victory in the postponed 2020 tournament. The delayed November event saw Tiger Woods’ dinner, the fifth of the 15-time champion’s career – forced to be held “quarantine-style” with his family in Florida in April.
A traditional dinner reinforces the major’s relationship with food. Pimento cheese and egg salad sandwiches — served at green bag tournaments — were synonymous with Augusta National.
Their prices have remained the same for decades, with sandwiches still selling for $1.50 at last year’s event.
Due to the difficulty of obtaining tickets, many golf fans will miss out on the main products coming in April, prompting the organizers to relaunch the “Taste of the Masters” hosting package.
For $175, fans can order a take-home package with a number of benefits from Major, including two delicious sandwich fillings, potato chips, cookies and a souvenir cup.