The menu of the Dinner of Champions held in honor of the reigning Masters Tournament winner Scottie Scheffler has been released, and for Scheffler, he expects no setbacks when PGA Tour members take seats across from his former competitors who now play on the LIV Golf circuit.
The menu for the traditional dinner was unveiled on Wednesday and will begin with cheeseburgers served «Scottish style» and firecracker shrimp.
Guests will then delve into tortilla soup followed by a choice of Texas rib eye steak or blackened redfish, with dessert being a hot chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream.
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«I haven’t fully decided what I’m going to say,» Scheffler said during a media call Wednesday via Golf Week. «I’m aware that I have to say a few words but, for the most part, it’s kind of a group thing. I’m not really sure what the atmosphere is going to be like, but I think we’re all there to play.» the tournament and celebrate the Masters and celebrate everyone being champions.»
The Dinner of Champions is a tradition that began in 1952, when nine-time Major winner Ben Hogan, who won the Augusta National in 1951 and 1953, he decided to invite all previous winners to a pre-tournament dinner.
Since then, all previous winners of the iconic Green Jacket have been invited to Augusta National on the Tuesday before the first round for a menu curated by the previous year’s champion.
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This means that previous winners, such as Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson, who have turned the rival Saudi-backed tour around, will be in attendance.
«I think the dinner will be really special so we can all get together again, and I’m sure we’ll put all that other stuff aside and have a great time together,» Scheffler said Wednesday.
«Just because the guys joined another tour doesn’t mean I’m not friends with them anymore and think differently of them as people. They’re still my friends, and we’re all going to hang out and have a good time.»
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Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia and Charl Schawartzel, all previous Augusta winners, will also have a seat at the table.
The sentiment around the dinner seems like players on both sides recognize the awkwardness of the situation, but will be there to honor Scheffler.
Watson joked in January that he will sit wherever he is asked to sit, even if he has to «sit outside and just look out the window.» tiger forest He said last month that he wasn’t sure about the «reaction» of those in attendance, but added that it would be important «for Scottie to be properly honored.»