Whats Your Masters Champions Dinner Menu

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 6, 2008, 4:00 pm
The Champions Dinner, every year on the Tuesday night before the start of the tournament, is just a perfect example of what separates the Masters from all else. The defending champion is afforded the luxury of coming up with the menu for all of the past champions in attendance.
But what if you where ever to win a green jacket? What would you serve to the likes of Palmer, Nicklaus, Watson, Faldo, Tiger and Lefty ?
We'll we asked and you responded in mass.
Here is a sampling of some of the menus that you the viewers sent in, some a bit more elaborate than others, and also some with a few tricks thrown into the evening:
My favorite old time meal:
Fried chicken from Ireland, Indiana
German Fries
Cole Slaw
And really good cheesecake

--Nancy, Evansville, Ind.

Start the evening with cocktails - my choice would be a cold Budwieser to warm me up.
An assortment of nuts to nibble on while talking with my new friends
After we sit down the corks will be pulled and red wine will be served, maybe a bottle of the Shark's finest
Then some fresh baked rolls served with whole roasted garlic
Crab Bisques for the appetizer
Next would be a crisp Caesar Salad
The entree would be baked Australian cold water lobster tail, petite filet and the vegetable would be sweet corn on the cob with golf tee shaped corn handles
My after dinner drink would be a 'Chip Shot' - Baileys, coffee and Grand Marnei served in a Snifter
And for dessert, chocolate mousse cake served with vanilla ice-cream.

--John Fasty, Maui, Hawaii

  • Drinks:
    Voss, Stella Artios, and Kristal
  • First Course (Appetizer):
    Lump Crab Cakes (in the shape of Golf Balls), and Fresh Jumbo Cocktail
  • Second Course:
    Smoke Salmon or Tuna Sashimi (prepared in some fantastic way to
    incorporate Georgia Peaches)
  • Third Course:
    Fresh Maine Lobster Tails w/ steamed petite carrots & French cut string
    beans w/ wild rice ball
  • Fourth Course (Main):
    Kobe Fillets w/ caramelized shallots and a Gorgonzola reduction &
    Scalloped Garlic, Cheese and Chives Potatoes on the side
  • Fifth Course (Dessert):
    Peach Cobbler with Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream or Chocolate Mouse w/
    Raspberry creme or fresh
  • Sixth Course (Digestives):
    Cuban Cigars especially made for the event (talk to Castro's bro) &
    Johnny Walker Blue, Jgermeister and Pernot absinthes.
  • And at some point in the evening, they would have to play 'We Are the
    Champions' by Queen. Preferably after we all finish dinner and get
    wasted, so we no longer care much about how we look or sound singing
    along. Yep, that would do it.

    Being from Canada:
    I would start with Malpeque Oysters from the Eastcoast along with shrimp cocktail
    Small appetizer of pea soup (a Quebec tradition)
    Alberta AAA roast beef
    PEI (Prince Edward Island) potatoes and corn
    Dessert ' crepes with maple syrup
    Ice wine from the Niagara region as a finish.

    --Bill G.

    Here's my Masters menu:
    House salad with Ranch dressing
    Utz's Chesapeake Bay Crab chips
    Maryland Chesapeake Bay Crabs (as many as you can eat)
    Potato Salad
    Beer (suggest Appalachian Brewing Co.'s Hoppy Trails I.P.A.)
    Dessert - Pecan Pie
    Hours and hours of crab-cracking fun with the greats of the game!

    --Pete, Camp Hill, Pa.

    Gotta go with pizza and beer - I'm a simple guy with simple tastes.
    --George P.

    Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with wickedly hot sauce
    Ceasar's Salad with pine nuts and avocado
    Warm pita bread with humus
    Crown rack of lamb
    Tender asparagus with lemon
    Wild Rice
    Frances Ford Coppola wine selection
    Mom's Apple pie alamode

    --Ken A.

    First course- lobster bisque
    Second course - iceberg lettuce salad
    Third course - King Crab legs dinner with drawn butter
    Desert - Pineapple upside Cake with vanilla ice cream and real whipped cream

    --Chez Traf, Indy

    Soup -- corn and crab bisque
    Salad -- endive, pear and goat cheese
    Entre -- blackened redfish (with sauted spinach and rice pilaf as the sides)
    Fini -- rum cake

    --Bruce S.

    Liver and Onions
    --Patrick O'Neal, New Bern, N.C.

    Appetiser - Smoked Pacific Salmon with horse radish
    Soup - Lobster Bisque
    Main course - Steak Diane with Mashed Potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding, Asparagus and mushrooms.
    Dessert - Creme caramel with whipped cream
    Apertif - Drambuie (double)
    Beverage - black Columbian bean coffee.
    Burp! I enjoyed it - how about you?

    --Pete B.

    As an appetizer - ceviche in a lemon juice marinade, followed by a 16 oz. Rib-eye steak with grilled jumbo shrimp. And a endless supply of gold 1800 margaritas on the rocks with salt!
    --Juan A., Houston, Texas

    Panera Bread French Onion soup, Tony Romas ribs, KFC cole slaw, baked potato, Lambert's Cafe 'Throwed Rolls', and for dessert, Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake.
    --Mike Garrard, Ohio
    After winning the Masters, the dinner will be inspired by home-town, Philadelphia.
    Appetizer: Philly soft pretzels, including the gallon of mustard with pump dispenser
    Main course: Philly Cheesesteak. Cheese Wiz will be an option.
    Dessert: Tatsykakes. Cream filled cupcakes and peanut butter cakes.
    Beverage: Yuengling Lager. The Lite version will NOT be an option.
    No better menu in my opinion.

    --Regards, Jason Melnyk, Philadelphia, PA

    Alaskan salmon
    Red cabbage cole slaw
    Scalloped potatoes
    Steamed brocolli
    White Zinfandel wine
    Sweet potato pie and/or Pecan pie for dessert
    Now that's a healthy, nutritious meal with a great dessert.
    Open bar afterward for 'tellin' of the tales.'

    --Jack in Berlin, N.J.

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    Ortiz takes Web.com Tour clubhouse lead in Bahamas

    By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 16, 2018, 2:19 am

    Former Web.com Tour Player of the Year Carlos Ortiz shot a bogey-free, 4-under-par 68 Monday to take the clubhouse lead in The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay.

    Four other players - Lee McCoy, Brandon Matthews, Sung Jae Im and Mark Anderson - were still on the course and tied with Ortiz at 6-under 210 when third-round play was suspended by darkness at 5:32 p.m. local time. It is scheduled to resume at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.

    Ortiz, a 26-year-old from Guadalajara, Mexico, is in search of his fourth Web.com Tour victory. In 2014, the former University of North Texas standout earned a three-win promotion on his way to being voted Web.com Tour Player of the Year.

    McCoy, a 23-year-old from Dunedin, Fla., is looking to become the first player to earn medalist honors at Q-School and then win the opening event of the season.

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    Randall's Rant: Can we please have some rivalries?

    By Randall MellJanuary 16, 2018, 12:00 am

    Memo to the golf gods:

    If you haven’t finalized the fates of today’s stars for the new year, could we get you to deliver what the game has lacked for so long?

    Can we get a real, honest-to-goodness rivalry?

    It’s been more than two decades since the sport has been witness to one.

    With world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week, an early-season showdown would percolate hope that this year might be all about rivalries.

    It seems as if the stars are finally aligned to make up for our long drought of rivalries, of the recurring clashes you have so sparingly granted through the game’s history.

    We’re blessed in a new era of plenty, with so many young stars blossoming, and with Tiger Woods offering hope he may be poised for a comeback. With Johnson, McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler among today’s dynamic cast, the possibility these titans will time their runs together on the back nine of Sundays in majors excites.

    We haven’t seen a real rivalry since Greg Norman and Nick Faldo sparred in the late '80s and early '90s.

    Woods vs. Phil Mickelson didn’t really count. While Lefty will be remembered for carving out a Hall of Fame career in the Tiger era, with 33 victories, 16 of them with Tiger in the field, five of them major championships, we get that Tiger had no rival, not in the most historic sense.

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    Phil never reached No. 1, was never named PGA Tour Player of the Year, never won a money title and never dueled with Woods on Sunday on the back nine of a major with the title on the line.  Still, it doesn’t diminish his standing as the best player not named Tiger Woods over the last 20 years. It’s a feat so noteworthy it makes him one of the game’s all-time greats.

    We’ve been waiting for an honest-to-goodness rivalry since Faldo and Norman took turns ruling at world No. 1 and dueling in big events, including the back nine of multiple majors. 

    In the '70s, we had Nicklaus-Watson. In the '60s, it was Nicklaus-Palmer. In the '40s and '50s, it was Hogan, Snead and Nelson in a triumvirate mix, and in the '20s and '30s we had Hagen and Sarazen.

    While dominance is the magic ingredient that can break a sport out of its niche, a dynamic rivalry is the next best elixir.

    Dustin Johnson looks capable of dominating today’s game, but there’s so much proven major championship talent on his heels. It’s hard to imagine him consistently fending off all these challengers, but it’s the fending that would captivate us.

    Johnson vs. McIlroy would be a fireworks show. So would Johnson vs. Thomas, or Thomas vs. Day or McIlroy vs. Rahm or Fowler vs. Koepka ... or any of those combinations.

    Spieth is a wild card that intrigues.

    While he’s not a short hitter, he isn’t the power player these other guys are, but his iron game, short game, putter and moxie combine to make him the most compelling challenger of all. His resolve, resilience and resourcefulness in the final round of his British Open victory at Royal Birkdale make him the most interesting amalgam of skill since Lee Trevino.

    Woods vs. any of them? Well, if we get that, we promise never to ask for anything more.

    So, if that cosmic calendar up there isn’t filled, how about it? How about a year of rivalries to remember?

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    McIlroy: 2018 may be my busiest season ever

    By Will GrayJanuary 15, 2018, 6:28 pm

    With his return to competition just days away, Rory McIlroy believes that the 2018 season may be the most action packed of his pro career.

    The 28-year-old has not teed it up since the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in early October, a hiatus he will end at this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It will be the start of a busy spring for the Ulsterman, who will also play next week in Dubai before a run of six PGA Tour events leading up to the Masters.

    Speaking to the U.K.'s Telegraph, McIlroy confirmed that he will also make a return trip to the British Masters in October and plans to remain busy over the next 12 months.

    "I might play more times this year than any before. I played 28 times in 2008 and I'm on track to beat that," McIlroy said. "I could get to 30 (events), depending on where I'm placed in the Race to Dubai. But I'll see."

    McIlroy's ambitious plan comes in the wake of a frustrating 2017 campaign, when he injured his ribs in his first start and twice missed chunks of time in an effort to recover. He failed to win a worldwide event and finished the year ranked outside the top 10, both of which had not happened since 2008.

    But having had more than three months to get his body and swing in shape, McIlroy is optimistic heading into the first of what he hopes will be eight starts in the 12 weeks before he drives down Magnolia Lane.

    "I've worked hard on my short game and I'm probably feeling better with the putter than I ever have," McIlroy said. "I've had a lot of time to concentrate on everything and it all feels very good and a long way down the road."

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    What's in the Bag: Sony Open winner Kizzire

    By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 15, 2018, 6:05 pm

    Patton Kizzire earned his second PGA Tour victory by winning a six-hole playoff at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Take a look inside his bag.

    Driver: Titleist 917D3 (10.5 degrees), with Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X shaft

    Fairway Wood: Titleist 917F2 (16.5 degrees), with Aldila Tour Blue 95 TX shaft

    Hybrid: Titleist 913H (19 degrees), with UST Mamiya AXIV Core 100 Hybrid shaft

    Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB (4), 718 CB (5-6), 718 MB (7-9), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

    Wedges: Titleist SM7 prototype (47, 52, 56, 60 degrees), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

    Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Tour prototype

    Ball: Titleist Pro V1x