Tiger Woods: Fajitas, sushi and maybe milkshakes on Champion’s Dinner menu
Defending Masters champion Tiger Woods said the menu for the 2020 Champion’s Dinner will reflect his Southern California upbringing and feature both fajitas and sushi.
Woods, 44, who won his fifth Masters Tournament last April, said he is also considering whether to serve milkshakes again -- a feature of his first Champion’s Dinner back in 1998 -- during a pre-tournament conference call with reporters Tuesday.
“I'm debating whether or not to have milkshakes as desserts because that was one of the most great memories to see Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead having milkshakes that night in '98,” Woods said.
Woods served cheeseburgers, chicken burgers, french fries and milk shakes in his first time hosting the dinner after his 1997 victory.
Defending champion Ben Hogan proposed the dinner honoring all former Masters winners in 1951. There were 11 attendees at the first dinner of the Masters Club on April 4, 1952 – nine of the 11 Masters winners plus honorary members Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts.
Successive chairmen have since been added as honorary members through the years. The “Champions Dinner,” as it is popularly known, is held on Tuesday night on the second floor of the Clubhouse.
Woods menu will largely repeat what he served after his fourth green jacket.
“I'm going back to what I had in 2006. So we'll have steak and chicken fajitas, and we'll have sushi and sashimi out on the deck, and I hope the guys will enjoy it,” he said.