Tonight’s the night! The 2019 Masters Champions dinner will be held Tuesday night at Augusta National Golf Club. Only former Masters champions (like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson) will be in attendance, along with Augusta National Chairman Fed Ridley. Those past champions include tonight’s honoree, 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed.
Reed had previously announced his menu for the Masters Champions dinner, which you can read all about below. But this morning we got our first glimpse of the actual menu that will be placed in front of the dinner guests.
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) April 9, 2019
The menu’s header includes the official name for what is commonly referred to as the Masters Champions dinner, “Masters Club Dinner”, as well as the date and a note at the bottom that reads: “Served in honor of Mr. Patrick Reed.”
More about Patrick Reed’s Masters Champions dinner
One of the best-known perks for winning the Masters is a lifetime seat at the annual Masters Champions Dinner and, of course, getting to pick the menu the year after you win. Patrick Reed gets the honors this year, thanks to his victory at Augusta in 2018, and steak lovers will not be disappointed with his choice of meal.
On Wednesday at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, Reed revealed that the main event for his menu for this April’s Champions Dinner will be bone-in ribeye. Flanking the primary dish will be classic steakhouse sides of mac and cheese, creamed spinach, creamed corn and caesar salad.
Given the hearty nature of his chosen feast, the reigning Masters champ is hoping to have some other, lighter options available, too.
“I was going to make multiple options, because some guys might not like steak. So there will be grilled chicken, there will probably be some kind of seafood as well. I want to please everyone there. It’s not just for me, it’s for all the past champions and everybody and I want everyone to have a great time.”
The ultra-exclusive Masters Champions Dinner occurs each year on Tuesday of Masters week, just before the start of the event. The strictly-limited invitee list includes only past champions and the chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, Fred Ridley.
The most recent owner of a green jacket says his ultimate goal is “to please everyone.”
“It’s not just for me, it’s for all the past champions and everybody and I want everyone to have a great time.”
Reed has made a lot headlines since his triumphant win last April, most recently hoisting frequent criticisms of Captain Jim Furyk and the losing U.S. Ryder Cup team, of which Reed was a part. One of Reed’s biggest sticking points is the fact that he was not paired with Jordan Spieth during this year’s competition at Le Golf National, a topic that even Tiger Woods has spoken about publicly.
Spieth, winner of the 2015 Masters, and four-time champion Woods will both be in attendance at the meal. Not only that, they’ll also be among the former champs vying to ruin Reed’s back-to-back bid.
Another member of that group is the last person to select the menu for the Champions Dinner: Sergio Garcia. You can see a photo of the champions at last year’s dinner below.
— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 4, 2018
What was Sergio’s choice of food to honor his long-awaited first major victory? The Tour veteran chose Arroz Caldoso de Bogavante, which is described as a traditional lobster rice dish from his home country of Spain.